SW recipe: Chicken and prawn gumbo

serves 4 Ready In 45 minutes

Ingredients:

low calorie cooking spray

1 onion, finely sliced

1 celery sticks, finely shred

2 green or red peppers deseeded and finely chopped

500g okra, stalks trimmed and finely sliced

450g skinless and boneless chicken tights visible fat removed, roughly chopped

1and 1/2 level tbsp Cajun spice mix

680g jar passata

2 chicken stock cubes

2 bay leaves

200g dried long-grain rice

250g raw peeled king prawns

juice of 1 lemon

4 spring onions, sliced

Method:

1 Spray a very large, deep, non stick frying pan or stockpot with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat Add the onion, celery and peppers, and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly softened. Add the okra and chicken with the Cajun spice mix, and fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until the spices are fragrant Add the passata and 2 jarfuls of water. Crumble in the stock cubes, add the bay leaves, then bring everything to a simmer. Season and cook for 25-30 minutes. stirring frequently, until the sauce has reduced to the consistency of thick soup

2 Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the pack instructions. then drain and keep warm. When the gumbo has thickened, add the prawns, and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes until they turn completely pink. Add the lemon juice to taste. check the seasoning and scatter with the spring onions.

Divide the gumbo between 4 bowls and top each with a large spoonful of rice – or let everyone dish up their own bowls.

COOK’S NOTE if you can’t find okra, you can :substitute it with courgettes chopped into small chunks – you’ll only need 1 jarful of water and 1 chicken stock cube instead of 2 as the okra thickens the sauce a lot.

 

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