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Florida Mullet Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Florida Mullet Black-Eyed Pea GumboRecipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound cooked mullet meat (smoked, grilled, or broiled)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon anise seed
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1(10-ounce) package frozen cut okra, thawed
2 (20-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Break mullet meat into bite-sized portions and set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot, sauté onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender.
  3. Add flour and blend well. Stir in wine, oregano, basil, thyme, anise, sugar, peppers, black-eyed peas, okra and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add cooked mullet meat, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until meat is heated through. Serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 290; Calories From Fat: 61; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 47mg; Total Carbs: 34g; Protein: 25g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.