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Old 11-08-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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Suggest a meat to go with some vege's

Yesterday I sauteed some slivers of various colors of bell peppers and onion in a little olive oil and dab of butter and some salt ,pepper, herbs de provence and maybe some creole seasoning.
Then I added some sliced okra, and let it cook until the peppers and onion were translucent and the okra was cooked through and the any slimeyness was cooked out.
I would have added mushroom, maybe sliced portebello if I had had them.
This is my question. I want to add some kind of meat to this, to give it some flavor and really I would love if it gave a little crunch. I am thinking about bacon or some other kind of italian meat, but I am thinking it would add to much fat.
I dont want beef, I dont like chicken, and I dont think lamb is the answer. I also dont do most varieties of pork.
I guess a white fish would be an option when it comes to flavor, but I dont think it would give some crunch.
Any thoughts?

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:52 PM   #2
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How about andouille sausage?
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #3
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You could add slices of spicy sausage which would go very well with the mixed peppers and onions but less so with the mushrooms and okra.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #4
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Shrimp, perhaps.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:00 PM   #5
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Minced Chorizo.
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Venison????
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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I second AuntDot's suggestion of shrimp, with a following suggestion of some type of sausage. Other than that, you don't really offer many possible options.

While "white fish" would technically work, you say you want "crunch". The only way you're going to get "crunch" from any variety of white fish will be to coat & fry it separately, then stir it in with the vegetables. Even then, chances are you won't get much "crunch".
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If you like bacon, fry some up- drain, ans sprinkle on top before serving, w/ some crusty croutons.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:51 PM   #9
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I dont really do seafood, so I am leaning towards the bacon or the Minced Chorizo or andouille sausage. Actually it think DW did something like this with the sausage and w/o the okra. But I love okra and I have been eating boiled egg custard and cake all week. I needed some Vege's :)
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #10
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You could add some Italian Meat or maybe even some Shrimp.
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