Thursday, November 12, 2009

My current favorite Soup!

I've had some blog ideas in my head, but my camera is having some problems with the batteries dying too frequently. I don't like to blog without some sort of photo, so I haven't been blogging as frequently as I'd like. Until I get new batteries, I thought I'd share a wonderful soup recipe with you. I have made this soup several times in the past few weeks. It is just soo flavorful and soo healthy! You will love it, I'm positive!!

Black Eye Pea Gumbo
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup AP flour (I've used both white & wheat..both do fine)
1-2T oil
1& 1/2 cps. sliced okra (I usually just put the whole frozen bag full)
1 c chopped onion
3/4 c. chopped celery
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 cps. water
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley (I have always used dried)
2 tps. salt
1/2 tp. dried thyme leaves
1/8 tp cayenne pepper
1/8 tp pepper
2 bay leaves (I have made it twice w/o the leaves)
1/2 lbs. cubed cooked ham (I usually leave this out since we do meatless)
15 oz can black eyed peas (or whole frozen bag full)
1 tp liquid crab boil
Heat 1/3 cp. oil in small saucepan over med. low heat until hot. Using wire whisk, stir in flour. Cook 5-7 mins. or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Set aside. Heat 1-2 T oil in heavy saucepan over med heat until hot. Add onions, celery, & garlic; cook 8-10 mins or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Add okra, water, tomatoes, parsley, salt, thyme, pepper, crabboil, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 mins. Add cubed pork; cook an additional 15-20 mins. Stir in black eyed peas; cook until thoroughly heated (if you are using frozen, you will have to cook peas about 30 mins or so). Remove bay leaves.
Mmmm...Mmmm... good


  1. Wow, your new blog looks is AWESUM. So professional!

    A note on your last comment of my blog: if I go, the kids will definitely be staying at home and sleeping with their Daddy! :)


I love and welcome your comments. Please be nice.


Related Posts with Thumbnails