? asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 10 years ago

what is gumbo rue made of and what is it?

what makes up a rue for gumbo?

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  • 10 years ago
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    roux

    here is the back ground: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roux

    here is a recipe and uses. ..

    http://www.gumbopages.com/food/ingred.html

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Equal parts butter and flour (3/4 cup each, 1/2 cup each, etc.) Melt butter over medium high heat. For more flavor, heat until the butter starts to color. Sprinkle in the flour, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Keep stirring until the flour turns a chocolate brown color (pretty dark). Add seasonings (garlic, salt, pepper, onion, bell pepper, celery). 1 cup of roux will make 1 3/4 GALLONS of gumbo...

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  • 10 years ago

    It's just equal parts of flour and fat (oil/butter). Cooked until browned. You have to constantly stir it while cooking and the darker your roux the darker your gumbo will be. Most gumbos use a peanut butter colored roux.

    Usually you make the roux first, then add chopped onion, green pepper, celery to the roux. Saute for a few minutes add your meats, cook until done then add broth or stock.

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