2 In The Kitchen: Chef Jesse Jones’ Rabbit Gumbo

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For Fat Tuesday, Chef Jesse Jones returned to the CBS 2 studios to cook up a festive treat.

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Rabbit Gumbo

Yield 2 Quarts

  • 3-4 lbs Rabbit legs
  • 1/2 Grape-seed oil
  • Wondra flour
  • 1 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup onions, medium dice
  • 1/2 cup Celery, medium dice
  • 3/4 cup Green bell pepper, medium dice
  • 3/4 cup Red bell pepper, medium dice
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon, Jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon, Oregano
  • 1/2 tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Okra, sliced lightly ,Fried ( Optional)
  • 2 quarts Rabbit Stock or chicken stock (homemade or store brought)
  • 1 cup Andouille Sausage ( browned in a pan, reserve for later use)
  • 1 dash File powder

Next day: Dredge rabbit legs in Wondra flour on both sides. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat oil and brown rabbit legs on both sides. Remove and drain on paper towels. Add 1 cup of oil to the pot, stir in 1 cup of flour, stir slowly to make a peanut butter color Roux, about 25 minutes.

Add onions, celery , peppers and garlic, Jalapeno, oregano, saute until vegetables are tender. Mix in tomato paste, about 5 minutes. Add fried okra, then the stock, and browned sausage, cook for 45 minutes or more, taste and adjust seasoning. Add File powder, when ready to serve.

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