Find this classic Creole specialty in your city and discuss what makes a proper gumbo, plus share recipes, stories, and cooking tips.

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What rice goes with gumbo

by knitterbetty 12 years ago

I'm making chicken, sausage and shrimp gumbo for a dinner party. What kind of rice shall I use to go with it? I like basmati and jasmine, I sure want the rice to be good, any ideas?

Is it gumbo without the okra?

by bryan 19 years ago

Don't like okra. Never have. But love the idea of gumbo. I always feel as if I'm missing something when friends enjoy it and I go to take a bite and ARGGH, that slimy stuff comes floating up to ...

February 2010 COTM: Louisiana Kitchen GUMBOS, SOUPS & STEWS

by yamalam 10 years ago

Welcome to the GUMBOS, SOUPS & STEWS thread for the February 2010 Cookbook of the Month, Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen. Please post your reviews of GUMBOS, SOUPS & STEWS recipes here.

Favorite Gumbo Recipe? (No file or okra)

by Candice 14 years ago

Some of the people I'm cooking for don't like okra and I don't have any file on hand. I'm planning on making a chicken, andouille, shrimp gumbo with a roux. Last time I made gumbo, I combined a bun...

4 Nights to eat NOLA - list validation/suggestion seeking

by shecktor 4 years ago

Celebrating 20th anniversary over long weekend (10/27-1031) with my fellow food loving wife. We have visited the city one other time but that was nearly 10 years ago and want to validate my researc...

Spicy Chicken Gumbo & Olive Rice

by kobejohn88 4 years ago

serves 4 Andouille sausage 1lb 1 large onion 1cup celery 1 cup pepper green 1 cup chicken dice raw 2 cups chicken stock 2cups diced tomato 1 cup tomato juice reduced 2 bay leaf 2tsp ga...

Emergency Help! Too much roux in my gumbo!

by Tehama 4 years ago

My gumbo is sooooo thick; I think I added way too much roux. What is the best way to cut the roux? I have already divided it into two Dutch ovens and added broth and it is still super, super thic...

Need some gumbo help... roux separation (oil rising) woes.

by kcadams1980 10 years ago

Hi all, I am actually a NOLA native, so I am embarrassed that I have to ask for help on - of all things - gumbo! I've always stuck with a pretty simple chicken and andouille recipe that's been i...

Okra in a Gumbo - Tips

by jmax 12 years ago

I am making a shrimp and sausage gumbo. The recipe calls for .5 pound okra. In researching gumbos - I have come across the following tips for working with okra. 1. Saute separately before add...

Oakland, Richmond, etc ... JJ Fish and Chicken ... originally from Chicago – gumbo, gizzards, crab, bubble gum lemonade and 100 chicken wings?

by rworange 12 years ago

Depending on location, local vendor’s like Cassandra’s Cakes in Richmond store and Marita’s in San Leandro and Vallejo stores, supply the peach cobbler, banana pudding, red velvet cakes and other...

Gumbo way too spicy

by jann1033 4 years ago

Made gumbo using a local fresh andouille sausage and it is extremely burn your mouth off spicy. Thankfully I was out of cayenne so I didn't compound the situation. This is for a gathering with chil...

Long shot: gumbo without pork

by apple_pie 5 years ago

Hi everyone, I'll be visiting New Orleans at the end of September and am looking forward to all the delicious food I keep hearing about. I'd love to try some gumbo, but the challenge is I don't ...

Restaurants that set the standard for Creole dishes

by raizans 5 years ago

I will be visiting New Orleans for five days next month, and I would like to focus on eating the best renditions, classic or modern, of some Creole dishes so that I have a good frame of reference f...

Help! gumbo came out too oily / too salty

by hodgepodge22 6 years ago

Hi everyone! I tried a "shortcut" to an existing gumbo recipe and ended up with an oily, salty disaster. I'm wondering if there is any way to salvage it. First let me describe the original recipe, ...

Nontouristy recs (plus and meat-free seafood gumbo) in NOLA?

by kwleland 5 years ago

Hey Chowhounds, I'm visiting New Orleans during Jazz fest but am honestly more into exploring local food than the music festival. Would love to find some nontouristy spots to avoid the crowds, ...

Gumbo nuf said

by ibew292 5 years ago

Not asking for the best,just where you like it,and why would be nice. Looking for a place that packages it up to go.

Favorite gumbo without andouille/meat?

by ZenFoodist 5 years ago

Hands down my favorite gumbo is the dark, rich one served at Liuzzas's by the Track. Unfortunately, for my mama at least, that one has some andouille in it. She doesn't eat meat, just fish and se...

How dark do you make your roux for gumbo?

by Chinon00 7 years ago

I've been on a gumbo trip for the past month and can't get it as intense as I'd like. I use a peanut butter colored roux w/ smoked turkey wings and lamb necks. It's good and I like it but if I take...