does anybody know what these little things in the gumbo are !?!?
My gumbo comes out pretty good but I need more variety in there. I remember when I was in school they had the little tiney balls in the gumbo I have no idea what they were but I absolutely love them! I’ll try to describe but I don’t have much to go off of I’ve been out of school for like 3 years now so it’s been a while since I’ve had the school gumbo to know a whole lot.
So they were kinda of chewy not crunchy at all
Small like half the size of a pea.
Kinda look slimy I guess that might have been from the juice idk
Drop suggestions below!
- Anonymous10 months agoFavorite Answer
- 10 months ago
whatever was in the fridge... real gumbo is all left overs with sea food, or crawdads etc. added to it.
- MjLv 510 months ago
Based on the size I am guessing lentils. Check out some images on the net and see if you can find what you are talking about.
Lentils aren't generally part of a gumbo recipe. Okra is.
- ckngbbblsLv 710 months ago
sounds like the inside of okra.
Most traditional gumbo recipes do call for okra.
Add some the next time you make it.
EDIT: slimy texture confirms that okra is correct as there is something in okra that does that but the seeds don't necessarily come packed alone, its usually the sliced pods or even whole pods. I love them pickled.
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- linkus86Lv 710 months ago
Quinoa. It was not actually part of the gumbo but an alternative to rice served with the gumbo.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Chick peas? Or lentils maybe.
- abdulLv 710 months ago
Are they the seeds from the okra used in it?
- SpeedLv 710 months ago
That sounds like barley. I see it in some gumbo recipes.
Easiest way to be sure if that's it is to buy a can of beef barley soup. You'll know it when you see it, taste it, and chew it, right?
- 10 months ago
Could the ingredient you are thinking of be garbanzo beans, perhaps?