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Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo

1 cup fresh black-eyed peas

1 cup loosely packed dark greens (spinach, kale, collards, etc.)

1 pound small fresh okra, stems trimmed

2 ripe tomatoes,peeled, seeded, and chopped (or 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes)

1 habañero pepper or2 jalapeños or bird chillies, halved and seeded

Pinch ground coriander

Salt and pepper to taste

Boil peas until almost done (time will depend on size, but test for tenderness after about 10 minutes); drain. Rinse greens, leaving water on leaves.In heavy saucepan combine peas, greens, okra, tomatoes, and pepper; simmer 15 minutes or until okra is tender. Add coriander,and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice.

Variations: This can be used s a sauce for fish, chicken, or crab, or a little smoked pork or smoked fish can be stirred in.

Area: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

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