On especially cold winter days I find myself dreaming of living somewhere much warmer. Tahiti immediately comes to mind, but truthfully when my hands feel like they are going to fall off and I can’t even muster enough balls to take the dogs on a quick walk down the street, anywhere warmer would do.
But since I live in the Midwest, sometimes I just have to bring the heat to the kitchen table in the form of some gumbo. We love eatin’ gumbo.
Soul Warming Gumbo
1/2 a red onion
clove of garlic
1 pound okra
2 bell peppers
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 cups broth
1/2 pound shrimp (deveined, shelled)
4 cooked andouille sausages
thyme and salt to season
2 cups whole wheat basmati rice
Heat butter in a warm pan, adding diced onions and chopped garlic. Once both are translucent, add in chopped peppers until cooked. Add broth and okra to the pan and allow to cook on medium for about 10 minutes.
Once okra is fully cooked add cooked diced sausages and allow to heat thoroughly. A few minutes before serving add raw shrimp, and serve immediately with basmati rice. Season to taste.
If that doesn’t keep you warm tonight, I don’t know what will.