Gumbo

Gumbo


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Gumbo
The secret to this classic is in the gentle cooking of the roux which adds to the velvety texture. Instead of standing over the stove, we make the roux in the oven. A few whisks over a few hours produces a great base for this dish. Gumbo on Happensatthebean.com
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
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Ingredients
Cook Time 1 Hour
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the vegetable oil and flour into a 5 to 6-quart cast iron Dutch oven and whisk together to combine. Place on middle shelf of the oven, uncovered, and bake for 2- 2.5 hours, whisking 2 to 3 times throughout the cooking process.
  3. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and celery and increase the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk in the stock and water and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken, sausage along with any accumulated juices and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir in the okra and cook until tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Season the gumbo with salt and pepper to taste, then stir in the rice and serve sprinkled with the scal-lions.
  4. Place Dutch oven on stove over medium heat. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and celery, cook until the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk in the stock/water and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken, sausage along with any accumulated juices and simmer about 30 minutes. Stir in the okra and cook until tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Season the gumbo with salt and peppers to taste.
  5. Can serve with white rice.

Lamb shank


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Lamb shank
Lamb shank offer a wonderfully flavorful, but it can be a bit tough. As a result lamb shanks lend themselves to a low and slow braise. Long cooking at a low temperature is what you need for meat that is falling-off-the-bone tender. Lamb shanks on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Cook Time 4+ Hours
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Ingredients
Cook Time 4+ Hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or wide pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, season the trimmed lamb shanks all over with salt and pepper to taste. Add shanks to the pot and sear on all sides, turning as needed; this will take about 5 minutes for each batch. Transfer to a platter.
  3. Add the parsnips, onions, celery root and carrots to the pot; cook for about 3 minutes, stirring to coat them in the oil flavored by the meat. Return all the lamb shanks to the pot, then add the wine, bay leaves and 1 teaspoon each of kosher salt and black pepper and the water (use more water as needed to make sure the meat is covered). Let the mixture come to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot tightly with a sheet of aluminum foil, then place the pot lid on top to seal the pot well. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the lamb is almost falling off the bone.
  4. When the meat is done, carefully transfer it and the vegetables to a platter; if serving right away, cover with foil to keep warm. Increase the heat to high and cook the liquid for about 30 minutes, until it has reduced by two-thirds. Spoon the reduced sauce over the meat and vegetables; serve warm.