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Gumbo Z'Herbes II

Courses: Soup
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 tablespoons 45mlRendered bacon fat
1   Ham hock - (abt 2 lbs) - with several 1/2"
  Slits cut into it
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozChopped onions
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced garlic
2   Bay leaves
4 sections  Fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCayenne pepper
5   Assorted bunches of greens
  = (such as spinach, collards, mustard
  Greens, turnip greens, watercress,
  Chicory, beet tops, carrot tops, or
  Radish tops, washed, rinsed and chopped)
1   Parsley - chopped
1   Green onions - chopped
1/2   Green cabbage - chopped (small)
2   Chicken broth
  = (or 2 quarts water)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  File powder - to taste
  Cooked white rice - for serving

Recipe Instructions

In a stockpot or large saucepan, heat the bacon fat. Add the ham hock and onions and cook for 10 minutes, until onions are softened and slits in ham hock have begun to open up. Add garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and cayenne pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chopped greens, parsley, green onions and cabbage and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until greens are wilted.

Add broth or water and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, skim surface, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 2 1/2 hours, until greens are very tender. Season with salt and pepper and add file, to taste, just before serving in large bowls over hot white rice. (Do not allow gumbo to boil after adding the file.)

This recipe yields 8 to 10 servings.

ESSENCE OF EMERIL with Emeril Lagasse - (Show # EE-2B09) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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