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Thursday, March 20, 2003
Turkey Sausage and Pepper Gumbo

A low fat version of a classic

1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 cup Onion, peeled and chopped
1 cup Bell Pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
1 Tsp dried Thyme
1 Bay Leaf
1 or 2 Turkey Kielbasa, casings removed and chopped
2 14.5oz cans of diced Tomatoes
1 14.5oz can of Chicken Broth
2 Tsp Creole or Cajun Seasoning
Dash of Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Sprinkle Flour evenly into large pot. Over medium heat stir flour constantly until golden brown or about 15 minutes. Pour Flour into bowl and set aside.
Heat oil in same pot. Add Onion and Bell Pepper and saute about 7 minutes or until tender. Add Garlic, Thyme and Bay Leaf and stir. Add sausages. Add Tomatoes, Broth and Creole Seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and while stirring sprinkle flour into mixture. Cover and simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Raw shrimp or catfish can be added for last 5 minutes of cooking. Discard Bay Leaf. Add Salt and Pepper. Serve plain or over rice. De-li-ci-ous!
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