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sleepy asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

how do YOU cook gumbo???


also,could you say what state you are from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1 onion chopped

    1 green bell pepper seeds removed and chopped

    1 cup of chopped celery

    Prepare the trinity first (above ingredients) and set aside. Prepare preferred meat sausage, chicken, etc, or if choosing seafood, shrimp, oysters, crab meat, crawfish, etc. Prepare and set aside.

    1 cup cooking oil or shortening

    1 cup flour

    2 quarts warm water

    2 teaspoons Tabasco brand pepper sauce

    1 tablespoon Zatarain's Creole seasoning or Tony Chachere's

    2 cups okra, cleaned and sliced

    3 to 4 cups rice

    An authentic gumbo is prepared with a dark Re-aux, as are most all Cajun dishes. In a 6 or 8 quart stew pot (black iron is preferred but whatever you have will suffice) mix 1 cup of oil and 1 cup of flour. Place over medium heat and stir continuously.

    NOTE: If you stop stirring it will stick and you will have to start over. Be sure to go over the entire bottom of the pot while stirring. The flour will begin to change color from white, to tan, to orange, to red, to light brown, to dark brown, then finally to black.

    For this recipe, medium to dark brown is what is needed. This takes 10 to 15 minutes.

    At this point, dump in the onion, celery and bell pepper and cook till the onion starts to clear. Add the meat at this time, but not your seafood.

    Cook until meat starts to brown, then stir in warm water and seasonings. You are looking for a thicker-than-soup consistency but not as thick as stew. Add more or less water to achieve this. Bring to a simmering boil.

    Add the okra and seafood of your choice. Cook for one hour.

    Prepare rice and serve over rice in a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste and the Cajuns would add a little dash of File' (Ground sassafras) or you can use thyme, finely ground (but not as good).

    For a Creole Gumbo add tomatoes.

  • 1 decade ago

    I bake flour and oil together in an oven at 350 for about an hour and 20, whisking three times, then mix in seasoning blend (onions, cellery, green pepper) and garlic over a medium high heat hotplate, and cook till the onions are transluscent. I then add broth from whatever meat or shellfish im adding, reduce heat, add some spices, the actual meat or shellfish, and simmer for 35 mins or so.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you haft to have----- FILE POWDER ------also you got to brown your flour ----- depending witch gomboo you make these two things are the most important ((okra ))) is optional

  • 1 decade ago

    i don't.

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