*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              CREOLE GUMBO POT
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Soups/stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       sm           Eggplant
    2       ts           Salt
    3       tb           Olive oil
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    1                    Red pepper, seeded, diced
    1                    Garlic clove, crushed
    2       ts           Paprika
      1/2   ts           Hot chili powder
    4       oz           Fresh okra
      3/4   c            Frozen corn, thawed
    2       c            Boiling chicken stock
    1       cn           Tomatoes in tomato juice
                         -(8 oz)
    2       tb           Long grain white rice
    8       oz           Peeled cooked medium-size
                         -shrimp, thawed if frozen
                         Salt to taste
                         Fresh ground pepper to taste
                         Fresh dill sprigs (opt)
 
   Trim stalk end from eggplant. Cut in 1/2 pieces and
   place in a colander. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons salt;
   let stand 30 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain
   well.
   
   Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add eggplant, onion, red
   pepper and garlic and fry over low heat 5 minutes,
   stirring frequently. Stir in paprika and chili powder
   and cook gently 2 minutes.
   
   Trim stalk ends from okra and discard. Cut okra in
   quarters.
   
   Add okra, corn, chicken stock and tomatoes to eggplant
   mixture. Break up tomatoes with a spoon. Stir in rice,
   cover and simmer gently 25 minutes or until vegetables
   and rice are tender.
   
   Add shrimp to mixture and heat through 5 minutes,
   stirring ocasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
   Garnish with dill sprigs, if desired.
   
   VARIATION: Stir in 2/3 cup half-and-half and heat
   through just before serving.
  
 
 
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