Louisiana Okra Gumbo

Yield: 6 servings.


Seasoning ingredients:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spread flour evenly over baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until flour is red-brown. Transfer to a measuring cup and crush any lumps with a fork.
  3. Combine onions, green pepper and celery and set aside.
  4. Combine okra, corn and tomatoes and set aside.
  5. Combine the seasoning ingredients and set aside.
  6. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot. When hot, after about 2 minutes, whisk in flour and 11/2 cups stock. Whisk briskly until all lumps are smoothed.
  7. Add the onion mixture and seasonings. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil. Add the okra mixture and the reserved tomato juice. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, add garlic and parsley, and serve.

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