Shrimp Okra Corn & Lima Gumbo

This week we’ll be cooking up Shrimp Okra Corn & Lima Gumbo with Charlotte Jenkins, Chef and owner of Gullah Cuisine in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Here is what you’ll need:

1/4 Cup of Shrimp
2 Cups Okra diced
1 Cup of Kernel Corn
1 Tbl sp. Chopped Green pepper
1 Tbl sp. Chopped Onion
1 Tbl sp. Chopped Basil
1 tesp. of Chopped Garlic
2 & 1/2 Cups of Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tbl sp. of Oil

Place oil, onions, garlic, green peppers, and basil in a saute pan for three minutes. Add 2 & 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes, add a cup of tomato juice and allow to cook for ten minutes. Next, add the green beans and let cook for fifteen minutes. Then add the okra and corn and let them cook for twenty minutes. Then add your shrimp, and Gullah spice and let simmer until the beans and okra are done. Serves 4-6

Web Site: www.gullahcuisine.net
Face book Page: Gullah Cuisine

Bio: Charlotte Jenkins, Chef and owner of Gullah Cuisine in Mt. Pleasant, SC, has been cooking Gullah foods since she was nine years old. In 1997 she along with her husband Frank opened the Gullah Cuisine Restaurant and continues to operate CJ’s Catering services. Charlotte, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts, learned that opening a Restaurant was risky business, but she gave it a shot. The local ingredients and foods that she use are fresh Chicken, Seafood, Vegetables, and fresh herbs. Her philosophy is fresh foods are healthy foods. Most of our local Seafood are caught here because we are Coastal waters. We have fields of fresh Vegetables such as Collard greens, String beans, Okra ant other spices growing in SC. Gullah foods are foods that was used in Africa such as Okra, Sweet potato and Rice, which are our staple items. Currently, Charlotte still lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC and operates Gullah Cuisine with her husband and is looking to continue spreading the Gullah Culture in future endeavors.

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