Creole Sauce: In a large soup pot, sweat all your vegetables except for your tomatoes for about 5 to 7 minutes, add your liquid and bring to a simmer. When it begins to boil take a little liquid out and place it in a bowl and slowly stir in your roux, then slowly add that back to the simmering liquid. Let simmer for 15 minutes, add your tomatoes, herbs, seasonings, lemon juice and chili paste. Simmer 10 minutes or until desired taste. In a blender puree everything (be careful not to put too much in at one time to prevent from burning yourself).
Garnish: In a large pot, heat oil, sweat all of your vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes. Add your creole sauce, bring to a simmer and let simmer for five minutes. Add your herbs and let simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
In a large stock pot, over high heat, place all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer stock for 45 minutes. Strain the liquid and set aside.
Recipe courtesy of Marvin Woods