Monday, March 29, 2010

Ratty Style Gumbo

I didn't feel right calling this dish "gumbo" because it's not the real thing, and my Ethnic Eats class would have a fit over the authenticity of this dish. Indispensible to real gumbo are okra and the "holy trinity" of celery, bell peppers, and onions. Come to think of it, this dish resembles gumbo just about as much as a remote control does spinach. Ah, what the heck - it tasted good!

Ratty Style Gumbo
white rice
yellow rice
roasted garbanzo beans
corn kernels
baby shrimp in sauce
tomato sauce (pasta line)
red chili flakes
hot pepper

1. Combine all ingredients on a plate.
2. I was lazy this time, but if you have patience, it might be a good idea to add more sauce and microwave everything together to infuse the flavors and warm it up.