Help a Dutch girl out, please!
During one of my recent trips to the farmers market, I discovered we’re not really cut off from the rest of the world; I can buy Okra here! Fresh okra even! I was baffled, shocked. Suffice to say I’ve been completely excited ever since! I guess that means I have no life, but at least I’ll have no life while eating gumbo!
Since I’ve always been told that no okra = no gumbo (not a real gumbo, that is) I’m pretty eager to cook up the real deal. Which brings me to my recipe request.
Can anyone help me out with a good and tried Gumbo recipe? I’m Dutch, I kinda know how to cook, but this is stepping way outside my comfort zone. I like that. It’s a dish that’s completely new to me, ingredients I’ve never worked with—heck, I don’t even know what okra tastes like—and I could sure use some specific directions.
If you won’t mind sharing your favorite recipe with me, I’ll do the cooking and photographing so you can actually follow my triomph (or complete failure) right here.