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Codfish Gumbo

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 2 Cup (32 tbs), finely chopped
  Sweet green pepper 2 Cup (32 tbs), finely chopped
  Celery 2 Cup (32 tbs), finely diced
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Thyme leaf 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Oregano leaf 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Clam juice 16 Ounce (2 bottles, 8 ounces each)
  Canned whole tomatoes 16 Ounce, drained and diced (1 can)
  Green beans 1 Pound, cut into 1-inch pieces
  Kielbasa 1 Pound, cut into 1/4-inch slices (Smoked Sausage)
  Codfish steaks 3 Pound, cut into 2 inch peices without skin and bones (3 steaks, about 1 pound each)
  White rice 4 Cup (64 tbs), cooked
Directions

MAKING
1. In a 3-quart microwave safe casserole dish mix the flour and oil and microwave for 10 minutes at full power (stirring twice) or until it is of golden brown colour.
2. In this flour mixture put the onion, green pepper and celery, toss and microwave for 4 minutes at full power, stirring once.
3. Again microwave for 2 minutes more after adding the garlic to it.
4. Now mix the bay leaf, thyme, oregano, black pepper, red pepper and salt and microwave at full for 4 minutes, stirring once.
5. Take it our and mix the clam juice and broth and microwave again for 6 minutes at full power or until it becomes thick, stirring every 2 minutes.
6. Now mix the tomatoes and green beans, cover with microwave safe plastic wrap with a few holes in it and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes at full power.
7. Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes.
8. Now add the kielbasa and microwave for 4 minutes at full power.
9. Add the codfish to the casserole dish and, cover with microwave safe plastic wrap with holes and microwave for 7 minutes at full power, or until the fish is cooked, stirring gently in between.

SERVING
10. Reheat the rice and serve the hot fish on top of the rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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