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Mel's Cookin'

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I made green chile carnita stew served over rice last night. Used all the cooked rice last night so I made tortilla chips to go with it tonight. The stew was really good and we didn't want to take a chance on wasting it.

Carnitas - excellent way to cook a cheap cut of meat.
 

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Gumbo must be like Lasagna: First, go till 20 Acres, making sure to remove rocks, and amend with Fishheads....
Just about that way. Debone raw chicken.

Roast chicken bones.

Make stock. Can't use bought chicken stock. Too bland.

Peel and head shrimp.

Make more stock.

Use the fat cooked out of the chicken to make roux. Roux alone takes 30 minutes.

And then you can actually make the gumbo.

But it sure smells good right now. This is chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp gumbo using the last of my homegrown okra and tomatoes from the freezer.