Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pancetta and Shrimp Gumbo

After making the Pancetta risotto I was on twitter and asking @ChefAustinSzu about Pancetta he said it could be used in place of bacon in any recipe so I thought why not Gumbo!

This turned out to be fabulous Gumbo and had a good kick to it. Shame Jasmine wasn't so keen her Indian half hasn't kicked in yet!


8 slices of pancetta
one spoon olive oil
one small red onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic
one green pepper chopped
one cup of okra chopped
one cup of wild caught shrimp
2 small red chilli's
2 small tomatoes chopped
one cup of vegetable broth
3 medium potatoes chopped
some cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
salt and pepper to taste

  1. cook the pancetta for 3 minutes add the onions and garlic for another few minutes then add the pepper, chilli's, potato, tomato, okra
  2. add the broth and the rest of the spices turn the heat low and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. then add the shrimp and simmer for a further 15 - 20 minutes

Finally its so wonderful to have my parents here and magical to see them with Jasmine, heres a picture of our friend Wayne building a swing for her, stay turned for a picture of her in it. We have to wait two days for the cement to set that may prove too difficult!!

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