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       Title: Smoked Chicken & Pepperoni Gumbo
  Categories: Cajun, Chicken
       Yield: 6 Servings
  
            -Spice mixture:
     1/4 ts White pepper
     1/4 ts Red pepper
     1/2 ts Black pepper
     1/2 ts Thyme
       1 ts Dry parsley flakes
     1/2 ts Gumbo file powder
            -(optional)
            -Vegetables:
       2 c  Onion
       2 c  Green pepper
       2 c  Celery
            -meats:
       2    Smoked chicken breasts.
      12    Inches pepperoni.
            -broth:
       6 c  Chicken broth
  
   Prepare vegetables. Cut half in larger hunks (say 1/2 inch) and cut rest in
   fine chop (or use food processor).
   
   Meats: two smoked chicken breasts, pulled from bone, skinned and pulled
   into bite size pieces by hand.  If you do not have smoked chicken, you may
   get away with using a small amount of liquid smoke. I would guess no more
   than 1/4 teaspoon. one stick (about 12 inches) pepperoni, cut into
   moderately thick slices. (say 1/8 inch or about twice as thick as presliced
   pizza pepperoni usually is)
   
   Preparation: Using cast iron dutch oven, take the large cut onions and
   singe them over medium high heat in the dry pan for about 3-4 minutes,
   stirring constantly. Then add the rest of the vegetables and cook for about
   5 minutes more on medium heat, stirring frequently. Then add spice mixture
   and stir to incorporate. Stir in about 2 tablespoon dry roux. Add the broth
   and the pepperoni slices. Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for at
   least 1/2 hour or until vegetables are tender and flavors are merged. About
   5 minutes before serving, add the chunks of chicken breasts to the mixture.
   At the same time, add more roux to thicken if desired.
   
   Serve in bowl over lots of rice.
   
   For additional smoke flavor, wrap the chicken bones and skin in cheese
   cloth and place in the mixture at the same time as the pepperoni. Remove
   all the bones and all the skin before stirring in the chicken pieces.
   
   Makes 8 to 10 servings.
   
   ==  Courtesy of Dale & Gail Shipp, Columbia Md.  === Converted by MMCONV
   vers. 1.50
  
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