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Combine the ingredients for the Creole seasoning in a small bowl and then decant into a small jar. This will keep for up to six months in a cool, dry space, out of direct sunlight.
Put the oil and gram flour in a large, deep pan. Whisk together and continue to do so over a low heat for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and turned a dark caramel colour.
Add the celery, onion, pepper and garlic, season with salt and fry for 8-10 minutes or until the vegetables have begun to soften. Add 3 tsp of the Creole seasoning, cooking for 30 seconds, then stir in the tomatoes and cook for a further minute.
Stir in the stock, sweet potato, peas, okra and bay. Bring to a boil then leave to simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the sweet potato is cooked through and the liquid has reduced slightly. Season to taste. Serve with steamed rice, scattered with the parsley.
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