Gumbo Z’Herbes

gumbo z'herbes

Green gumbo or gumbo of herbs, with green leafy vegetables is soooo New Orleans. This Creole gumbo or Lenten soup is traditionally served on Holy Thursday a few days before Easter and before you break the Lenten fast. I serve it during the winter when local greens are abundant at the local farmer’s market. If you don’t have fresh greens you can substitute frozen vegetables. My version is meatless. Many New Orleans chefs, like the famous Leah Chase, season the gumbo with ham or spicy pork sausage and other meats. This gumbo is easy to make because it allows you complete free expression in combining your favorite greens. It always tastes wonderful and it is almost impossible to ruin. Best when served with your favorite hot sauce!

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