Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday souper soup

Another soup from a box, only this time not one that's pre-cooked in a Tetra-Pak, but one from a mix. Some kind of New Orleans gumbo-thingie that was languishing in the pantry.

The directions said to add shrimp and okra (as if I might happen to have fresh okra on hand!). Instead of using just shrimp, I substituted a packet of frozen mixed seafood that was in the freezer. Besides shrimp, the mix contained squid, cuttlefish, octopus, and clams.

For greens I used the tiny centre bits from the last of the celery and a handful of frozen green beans. Then, at the last instant, I added a bit of chopped up cilantro. It was looking too tired to be part of the salad, but added a nice flavour to the soup.

All in all, not bad, though a dish that might be tricky to repeat!

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