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Gumbo Pot at the Farmers Market: A home run!

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Gumbo Pot at the Farmers Market: A home run!

Dommy! | Aug 10, 2005 04:21 PM

Well, it’s almost over! Softball season that is!! As you’ve all been subjected to these posts in the past months, this has been one of the best yet in terms of winning games and winning chow!! After series of forfeits and schedule changes, we had our first game at pan pacific park in over a month!! Finally I could get back on track and knock out another one from my Farmer’s Market must try list: Gumbo Pot!

Starving girl standing in front of the Gumbo Pot… TROUBLE… I ordered the small Gumbo Ya Ya, Greens on the side and the fried catfish plate, Cajun Potato Salad on the side. Thankfully they only gave me one corn bread (each meal comes with it). And how did it all play out…

* Cheese and Jalapeno Corn Bread: It was okay. A touch dry, the flavors of the cheese and jalapeno was really light. I much preferred the buttery corn bread of Flossies..

*Fried Catfish: Fried in gritty corn meal, this was AMAZING. Crispy, not the slightest bit over done. The fish was wonderfully fresh, thick and the two slices a very nice portion… Further, it included a Cajun ‘dipping’ sauce which I wanted to drink!! Creamy and a bit spicy… It would make the best salad no doubt… I LOVED it… And at a bit under $8.00 not a bad deal at all!

* Cajun Potato Salad: To my delight, the dressing to this salad did appear to be the catfish dipping sauce… but the heat in this was MUCH more pronounced… So I loved it. The only slight drawback was that the potatoes were red skinned and a bit firm… I prefer my potato salad a little mushier…

* Gumbo Ya-Ya: Although it was a ‘small’ it was another good size portion. Thick spicy stew full of tender sausage and chicken. The okra held together wonderfully, not the slightest bit mushy. I’m not an expert on Gumbo… but I do love soups and stews… I could so imaging ordering a large of this winter… Hmmm… A bit under $7.00

Greens: My GOODNESS… if you only have one choice of sides, make it the greens… Perfectly one BIG leaves… quite a bit of bite back… simmered in tomatoes and garlic. AMAZING kick… I love greens (Heck, boil me up some marathon grass with a ham hock and toss with butter and I’m sure I’d love it…:)) but these were purely spectacular!

Everything came to a little more than $15.00… Servings were good sizes (For me, more than I’m going to enjoy the rest of it for lunch!!) and they served everything up QUICK! :)

Next week is our last regular season game (Yup! We’re going the Playoffs!! WHOO HOOO!!!) and it’s once again at Pan Pacific! As luck would have it, I only have one more restaurant on my must try list… Banana Leaf! And of course, a report will follow! :)

--Dommy!

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