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Okra a la Créole

 Okra a la Créole
                  Serves 6 - 8
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 cup onion, finely chopped
 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
 1 cup green onions, finely chopped
 1 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
 2 cups tomatoes, peeled and diced
 1 cup tomato sauce
 2 tablespoons minced garlic
 2 tablespooons soy sauce
 1 cup white wine, dry or beer
 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
 ½ teaspoon salt
 ½ teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
 10 cups okra, sliced and par-boiled
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions, parsley, green onions, bell peppers and mint until onions are clear. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, soy sauce, wine/beer and sausage. Cover and cook until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in okra, salt and hot sauce, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until okra is tender, about 45 minutes. Serve with hot cornbread and butter.

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