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Tofu Gumbo

Ingredients 1/3 cup soy oil

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup each chopped onion, sweet green pepper and celery

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 (14oz) cans vegetable broth

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

12 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed

6 ounces soy sausage links, sliced

1 cup sliced fresh or frozen okra

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup toasted soy nuts

1/2 teaspoon filé powder

Hot cooked rice

Instructions In a large heavy saucepot cook oil and flour over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until dark reddish brown (about 35 minutes).Add onion, green pepper and celery. Cook 10 minutes.Stir in Cajun seasoning and garlic powder.Add vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.Simmer for 30 minutes.Stir in tofu, sausage, okra, tomatoes and soy nuts.Simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in filé powder.Serve in a bowl with a mound of rice.

Notes Makes 6 servings

By Chef Eric Caballos, Des Moines Marriott

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