To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 2, 2015
HOT GUMBO DIP!
Now y'all know it's football season,
so you simply must be serving
some fabulous appetizers for your guests
while watching the games!
Our family Luvs GULF SEAFOOD
so today's featured recipe is
HOT GUMBO DIP
courtesy of Southern Living!
This has it all..including pickled okra!
It's football season Y'all!
HOT GUMBO DIP
1/4 cup butter
6 green onions, sliced
2 celery ribs, diced
1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
1 1/2 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
3/4 cup sliced pickled okra
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Toasted French bread baguette slices
Preheat oven to 400°. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over
medium heat; add green onions and next 2 ingredients. Cook, stirring
occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in shrimp and
next 2 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low;
add cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, and stir in
okra and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish, and
sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese.
Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and
lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with toasted french bread.
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