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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Yellow Vegetarian Gumbo

Gumbo ingredients:

--6 yellow tomatoes, coarsely chopped.
--3 large yellow summer squash, coarsley chopped
--2 large yellow onions, finely chopped
--3 yellow bell peppers, finely chopped
--2 blocks extra firm tofu
--a good bit of okra (sliced into bite-size pieces)
--3 yellow onions, finely chopped.
--3 serrano peppers, finely chopped (more if you like it really spicy like I do)
--6 tablespoons butter
--¼ cup flour
--2-3 cups water or veggie broth
--garlic powder
--kosher salt
--½ cups jasmine rice

Marinade ingredients (adapted from Vegetarian Times):

--1 Tbs. minced garlic
--1/2 onion, diced
--1/4 cup Dijon mustard
--1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
--1/4 tsp. turmeric
--1/4 cup peanut oil
--1/4 cup cider vinegar
--1 Tbs. brown sugar


1)Cut the tofu in bite-size cubes. Marinate it (using above ingredients) for 2 hours (or more).
2)Make jasmine rice (following instructions on package), adding turmeric and salt.
2)Make a blond roux. (Melt butter at low-medium heat, and whisk in flour. Continuously stir for about 5 minutes until blond in color, but not burnt
3)Add tomatoes, bell peppers, serrano peppers, onions and about a cup of broth/water. Cook on medium heat, stirring very regularly, for about 15 or so minutes.
4)Add chopped okra, and keep cooking and stirring for another 10 or so minutes. Add broth as necessary. Liberally season with salt and garlic powder. (Really, I can't emphasize
5)Add summer squash and tofu. Cook and stir until summer squash is tender. Add broth/water as necessary.
6)Serve over yellow jasmine rice.


  • yum. ashley--before the deep frying part, would these be like the tasty cheese grits i love so much that were made for me by a friend's mom?

    By Blogger abby, at 2:15 PM  

  • oops.

    By Blogger abby, at 2:16 PM  

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