I never thought I could make "real" gumbo. WOW, it was awesome. I will have to say that I think the trick is in the roux. I browned mine till dark brown almost ashy using the sausage drippings also. I used an extra can of broth and added okra and corn. After bringing all to a boil I threw it into my crockpot minus the shrimp. The last hour of cooking I added in some of the rice to soak up some flavor and oil. Before serving I did the shrimp in the skillet and then served by adding rice to bowl, then soup and topped with 5-6 of the shrimp. I had a lot left over so I froze and will do the same when reheating....making shrimp fresh and adding it last.
I will have to say that the beer did enhance the flavour I used Fosters. I cut up fresh jalapenos and chillies to serve on the side for those that wanted more heat. Served with Sweet Jalapeno cornbread! YUMMMMM
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I never thought I could make "real" gumbo. WOW, it was awesome. I will have to say that I...