Shrimp and Fall Greens GumboPosted: August 23, 2017
I have been making this soup for about 20 years and it remains one of my all time favorite recipes!
Serving Size : 4
12 ounces clam juice
1 pound shrimp — small, reserve shells
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup onion — chopped
1 cup green pepper — diced
1 Tablespoon garlic — chopped
1 cup tomatoes — seeded, diced
2 large bay leaf
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 bunch kale — chopped coarsely
1/2 bunch scallions — dia. slices
1 1/2 tablespoons file powder
1) Boil water, reserved shrimp shells and clam juice for 15 minutes. strain and reserve stock.
2) Sauté onions, peppers and garlic in butter for 2 until tender, add tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, tabasco and reserved stock. bring to a boil. reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes.
3) Add greens to soup, simmer until greens are bright green, about 3 minutes. add shrimp, simmer 1 more minute. turn off heat, add file powder, season with salt and pepper and Tabasco.
4) Garnish with diagonal cut scallions.