TOMATO WATERMELON SALAD
COLORFUL CORN CHOWDER
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I made Half-Hour Gumbo for dinner last night, and wished I had another stomach to eat seconds.
I added a teaspoon of file powder, a dry olive-colored spice made from ground sassafras root. It thickens the broth and makes the gumbo taste like it simmered all day. I got a big bottle of it at Larry’s Central Market on, coincidentally, Sassafras Street. It’s way up on a top shelf, and the clerk had trouble finding it for me, but it’s there.
If you like gumbo, you’ll have no trouble using it up.
By the way, the recipe makes 10 cups.
Per cup it contains
11 grams fat
72 milligrams cholesterol
1,038 milligrams sodium
8.8 grams carbohydrate
0.8 grams fiber (I didn’t use the okra, which might up this a little.)
24 grams protein