1. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Quick Gumbo

    Gumbo is a dish found in the Southern Region of the United States. Most folks would make it far differently than I do, but a recipe is really someone else’s idea, I take them and run with them to make them my own. Quick Gumbo 4-6 servings Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 Red Bell...
  2. pocofan

    Gumbo filé

    Have a friend that gave me a jar of gumbo file. Zatarains is the brand. I know you use it as a spice on a fish before serving. Also can be used as a thickening agent. How strong is this and how much do I want to add.
  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe Seafood Gumbo

    My first foray into making gumbo and now I know what all the fuss is about. The dark roux has a very special taste; earthy, bosky and musky. It works so well with seafood and smoky sausage*. I'll make versions of this again for sure. A total delight. * Ideally the sausage should be andouille...
  4. medtran49

    Recipe Medtran49's gumbo z'herbes

    We use Paul Prudhomme's method with high heat to make a roux. You MUST attend the roux at all times. Do NOT walk away from it. Be CAREFUL, roux has been compared to napalm due to the burns it can cause. This gumbo can be made vegan (or for Lent) by using all vegetable stock and omitting the...
  5. ElizabethB

    Recipe Gumbo Z'Herbes

    Is it Gumbo or is it not Gumbo? I am guilty of being a Gumbo Snob. The color is gross but the aroma and flavor are pure Gumbo. GUMBO Z'HERBES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pints dark Roux 8 quarts liquid - liquid from cooking greens plus chicken stock/broth 2 bunches mustard greens 2 bunches turnip...
  6. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Cookalong: Gumbo

    The concept of the CookingBites Cookalong is to cook 'classic’ or regional recipes and/or practice specific techniques. Its similar in concept but rather more specific than 'Dish of the Month'. This time round the chosen dish is Gumbo (see discussion here). We have some members with good...
  7. Morning Glory

    Gumbo - different approaches?

    It seems there are many different recipes for gumbo and some contain tomatoes although others rely on a dark roux to provide the sauce. Is there a difference between Creole & Cajun Gumbo? This isn't a quest for authenticity (no such thing really, as we all know) but about how those of you who...
  8. CraigC

    Recipe Crab Gumbo

    This is a different crab gumbo than the one I've made previously. Ingredients Red-brown Roux 3 cups flour 3 cups peanut oil Gumbo 1/4 cup butter 2 cups diced onion 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced bell pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon white pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon black...
  9. CraigC

    Crab Gumbo

    Using a basic gumbo recipe from Paul Prudhomme (RIP), I made a blue crab gumbo. I started out with a red-brown roux. This is a "get your fingers dirty" gumbo!
  10. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Shrimp and Oyster Gumbo

    I recently returned from a visit to New Orleans, so I can say definitively that this tasted like the ones I had there. While there are different ways to prepare a gumbo, this one is all about the roux. As you prepare the roux, you'll be reminded of the smell off fried chicken...which makes...
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