Friday, September 19, 2008
I don't remember the last time I had gumbo. I might have been 7. I don't know. I must have not liked it that much if I never had it again since then. I found this veggie gumbo recipe at kittee's blog. It looked so good to me that I knew I had to try it and see once and for all if I really do like gumbo. I did have to substitute a few things because I didn't have them. Like okra. Where the hell do you find fresh or frozen okra here in L.A.? I couldn't find it anywhere. Either that or I was looking in the wrong place. I had a zucchini in my fridge so I chopped that up and added to the stew. I also didn't have Tony Chachere's seasoning so I ended up using Trader Joe's '21 Salute Seasoning' and added a little cayenne, paprika and black pepper. I also used store bought veggie sausage (Tofurkey brand). All in all, this gumbo was fairly easy to make and I think it turned out fabulously served over rice. I definitely would make it again. Thanks kittee!
On white rice. Mmm...