Recipe by jason
"Spicy okra gumbo like grandma's made with bacon and chicken. Lots of okra and fresh cayenne peppers make this dish special."
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bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
2 (16 ounce) packages
frozen cut okra
fresh cayenne peppers, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with juice
2 (10 ounce) cans
diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
long grain white rice
I ALMOST followed the directions......I think that water has no flavor, so I used chicken broth instead of the plain water. This soup freezes well and makes enough to share with a neighbor. Really tasty!
This recipe was a bust, and I would not make it again. I would substitute tomato juice and/or chicken broth for the 3 c of water. I had to add an additional large can of tomatoes to get any flavour to the dish besides watery jalapeno. I tried to follow another reviewer's advice of adding other herbs, but this thing was just bland. Oh, and I would use whole Okra, because the chopped okra get slimy (and are a disturbing grey color inside)
I didn't have any fresh cayenne peppers so I just added cayenne pepper the spice. Looking at this recipe it didn't have any other spices but cayenne so I added, thyme, oregano, basil, and bay leaves. Also, I didn't understand why no salt and pepper were listed so I added some of that too. All in all the recipe turned out well and was very flavorful. I'm freezing to save some for later and I'm sure the flavors will become stronger.
I first have to apologize for making a few substitutions. I made this for my fathers birthday and he said chicken in a gumbo sounded odd, so he asked for beef sausage instead. Also, there were no fresh cayenne peppers at the store so I used 3 small dried red colored peppers (very spicy). Over all this had a great flavor with the perfect amount of spice. Even my mom and sister, who don't like spicy foods, really enjoyed this gumbo. I will no doubt make this again and again, but may not cook the okra quite so long.
My favorite recipe on allrecipes. I return to it again and again.
good recipe. spicy! used andouille sausage instead of chicken.
Very good and very filling. I've made this many times and have tried adding different ingredients each time, my favorite one being andouille sausage. It's very versatile and best of all, easy and fast to prepare. Thanks for sharing this one!
I was looking for some new ways to use okra. This was just OK--nothing special.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Texas Okra Gumbo
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 33
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