From the Deep South of the USA comes this piquant gumbo with rice, chicken, prawns and vegetables, a cross between a soup and a stew – a filling feast in a bowl. The sliced okra not only contributes towards your five-a-day, but gives the gumbo its traditional thickened texture.
*The combination of peppers, onions and celery is called the ‘holy trinity’ by Cajun cooks, and is used to flavour many dishes, but red or yellow peppers can be substituted for the green. *Okra is thought to have originated in Africa. When cut, it releases a sticky substance with thickening properties, which makes it popular in this kind of dish. Okra can now be found in many supermarkets and grocery stores.
Used different ingredients. I used thick sausages instead of chorizo. - 27 Apr 2010
Delicious, and as someone has already mentioned, enough for 6. That's fine, though, even nicer the following day, without any effort except to warm it through. - 13 Mar 2016
I've wanted to cook this for ages, finally found a receipe that looked like something I could handle - it was fun to cook, instructions were easy to follow and it tastes AMAZING - thank you - 25 Aug 2012