I made up my own recipe for Gumbo. I was inspired by the movie The Princess and The Frog. Lylah, my Granddaughter has been watching it over and over. There is also some sort of dessert on this movie which I haven't caught the "correct" name of but I would love to make it as well, it seems to be powder sugared sopapillas, anyway they look very good.
First seared my veggies, chicken and sausage to lock in the juice and flavor. The veggies I used were bought at Wal-Mart but I price compared with my grocery fliers, very easy and saves a bunch. My red pepper was only 88 cents and it is the most nutritious color of the bunch.
celery, red bell pepper, onion, minced garlic and okra thawed (i bought frozen), ginger root
beef sausage, chicken breasts and frozen cooked shrimp
I put my chicken stock in my crockpot to heat while I prepared my ingredients. While searing my ingredients I add soul food seasonings, which is a nice blend of salt, garlic, paprika, onion black pepper and red pepper. Let everything slow cook on high for 4 hours then add thawed shrimp and okra. Everything is really cooked it just has to merry. I served on a bed of whole grain rice with some sweetened cornbread. Yummy!
My hubby LOVED it and he thought he would hate it. It is very healthy and lasts several days and gets better with each day. I think even Justin Wilson God rest his soul would have loved this, give it a try.