Monday, 28 March 2016

Poor Londoner's Gumbo

I wanted to make seafood gumbo for Easter, but there is so little seafood available, and it costs so much, I just couldn't face it. Spending a fortune isn't in the spirit of gumbo. It's meant to be a dish into which you throw just anything you can. This experimental gumbo contains the kind of 'just anything' you can find in London, for a family with at least one member who won't eat pork:
  • Sweet potato
  • Spicy olive dumplings, masquerading as spicy sausage
  • Halloumi, masquerading as bacon
  • Okra, pre-roasted to break down the sliminess
And also:
  •  A roux cooked till it looks like molasses
  • A stock, with bay leaves, garlic and thyme, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne
  • Chopped onions, peppers and celery
Looks like it's cooked in Guiness, goes well with chocolate Easter Egg for dessert.

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