Chicken Wings, Gumbo-Style
1/4 pound salt pork
3 pounds chicken wings
2 cups finely chopped onions
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground round steak
5 cups fresh peeled or canned tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh or canned chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup fresh or frozen lima beans
1 cup corn kernels
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Hot cooked rice
Cut the salt pork into small cubes or thin slices. In a large
casserole, cook the salt pork, stirring occasionally, about 5
minutes, or until golden. Remove and reserve the salt pork, but
leave the fat in the casserole.
Add the chicken wings and cook until golden brown on all sides.
Remove and reserve the chicken wings.
Add the onions, garlic, green bell pepper, and celery and cook,
stirring, until onions are wilted.
Add the ground pork and round steak and cook, stirring to break up
the meat. Cook until meat loses color. Add the chicken wings and
salt pork. Add the tomatoes, broth, salt, and pepper. Simmer,
stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
Add the lima beans and continue cooking 30 minutes. Add the remaining
ingredients and cook 15 minutes longer. Serve in soup bowls with
rice on the side. Sprinkle with pork bits.