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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 07:55 PM

Life goes on. Miz t. made chicken-andouille-shrimp gumbo.

She is 100% Cajun on both sides.
She makes the best gumbo I have ever had.
Dark roux.

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Reply Life goes on. Miz t. made chicken-andouille-shrimp gumbo. (Original post)
trof Mar 19 OP
DemoTex Mar 19 #1
trof Mar 19 #3
DinahMoeHum Mar 19 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 23 #4
trof Mar 23 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 23 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 23 #7

Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:05 PM

1. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

I made my chicken and sausage gumbo earlier this week (no shrimp). I make a damn good gumbo (50+ years of getting it right), but this was so good at lunch today that I'll have to call it my best yet. I figure we have eight meals left with what I put in the freezer.

I'm not Cajun, but my dad was born alongside the Bayou Teche in Franklin, Louisiana. So I come by it honestly.

First, you make a roux ..

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:11 PM

3. You got it man. Damn near every recipe starts with 'first make a roux'.

There's even a cookbook with that title.
I made the cornbread.
I use masa instead of wheat flour with the corn meal.
Give it a try.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:09 PM

2. Did you read my mind or somethin'?

'Cause this here goddamnyankee is planning to make some gumbo this weekend.

My roux is not as dark as your better half's, though. Mine is the color of milk chocolate.





#newrostrong

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 05:22 PM

4. Are you gonna share recipe?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 07:09 PM

5. From Miz t.

Miz t’s Gumbo

STEP 1.
In a skillet:
Roux =¼ cup oil/bacon grease/
¼ cup flour
A good dark roux usually takes a good 30 - 45 minutes or more with lots of stirring – Do not burn
It should be a dark caramel color or chocolate color
Put in a large pot when done. This will be your gumbo pot.

STEP 2
in a saucepan
A splash olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 can tomatoes
1 large red or green pepper
1 bag of Okra fresh or frozen cut into pieces
Cook until okra and onions are done
Put in gumbo pot.

STEP 3
2 chicken breasts – cut into pieces and sautéed
1 tsp thyme, salt & pepper to taste

STEP 4
1 lb. shrimp- (peeled & deveined) save shrimp shells *put shrimp shells in pot and cover with water add 3 – 4 tablespoons butter and about ½ cup dry Sherry reduce this by half = when this mixture is reduce by half drain the contents and throw the shells away and keep the liquid.

STEP 5:
½ pound andouille sausage – cut into slices or cubes - lightly sautéed

To a the gumbo pot, add the cooked roux, the okra & tomato mixture, the sautéed chicken, the sausage, the reduced shrimp mixture add:

¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 TBS - gumbo file'
1 container of chicken broth low sodium

STEP 6:
ADD PEELED SHRIMP LAST
Bring to a simmer to meld the flavors – adjust seasonings
Serve over rice

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Response to trof (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:50 PM

6. You, my dear trof, are a saint. I will make this week!!

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Response to trof (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 10:52 PM

7. PS...you mean real cloves, not garlic cloves, right!

¼ tsp. ground cloves

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