Recipe by dailyrecipedoctor
"I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!"
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coarsely chopped celery
onion, coarsely chopped
green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
andouille sausage, sliced
salt to taste
hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste
Cajun seasoning blend (such as Tony Chachere's®), or to taste
dried thyme leaves
1 (14.5 ounce) can
1 (6 ounce) can
gumbo file powder
2 (10 ounce) packages
frozen cut okra, thawed
distilled white vinegar
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
You should be ashamed of yourself. Family recipes are suppose to be just that, kept in the family. But I'm fo sho glad you shared this one. This is what gumbo is suppose to be.Just the right amount of kick but not to spicy. This will now be passed on down to my family. Thanks Doc!!!
I was unimpressed. The took a lot of time and effort and had an overwhelming sausage flavor. I wouldn't make this again.
I was looking for an authentic gumbo recipe and I found it. I've cooked for a long time and try to follow a recipe exactly the first time I make it. As is, this is a great recipe! I did add a little more Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper the next day since we like things with "heat". My wife said that I outdid myself. Thank you dailyrecipedoctor and your mother and grandmother.
My family's favorite gumbo. It's fabulous over rice, but if you add two or three cups of water you've got the best thick soup type gumbo you'll ever taste.
5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!! But I must say this the roux is the KEY, if you don't make this right you can hang it up.
1st things 1st, to get the roux the deep brown that's authentic to New Orleans style it take WAAAAAAAAAAY longer than 20-30 minutes. Lets double it, it takes 1 hour & using a wisk & constantly stirring on medium low heat. I did adjust the heat to high when starting but was stir quickly like a madman then reduce heat to medium low. A new orleans native told me the darker you get that roux the better.
2nd - YOU MUST USE FILE POWDER .... it really brings in the flavor and authenticity of New Orleans Creole taste. Now it was hard to find but you can get it at any health food store some say (Whole Foods) but I got mine down street at Sevenanda health food store.
Yes this recipe is THE BOMB!! and it does take 3 hours & 40 minutes... almost 4 hours depending on how long you stir your roux, I did at least an hour & 10 minutes.
Now after adding the seafood, you can remove the whole pot from the eye because the Gumbo will be so hot it will cook your shrimp, scallops, & crab meat. I didn't add my seafood till the last 5 minutes while on the stove then I removed it from the stove. Let it cooled down naturally , then put in the fridge served it w/ rice & corn muffins... EVERYONE LOVE IT!! I made a huge pot of it in my 8 quart Dutch Oven.
I'm so proud this came out so perfect since it was my 1st attempt to making gumbo.
I know little about Creole cooking and this is the real deal. I had to add a teaspoon of cayenne simply to add a bit more heat and I used 1 cup of bacon drippings vice 3/4 cup. I doubled the garlic as well.
THis is one of the best gumbo's I've ever had and my family is from the south so that is saying a lot, just dont tell my mother or grandmother. I added shrimp, sausage, chicken and crab meat. I doubled the recipe and brought over to my inlaws for a family dinner and they all loved it... This will be our gumbo recipe for years to come..
Merci beaucoup, Madame. Cést délicieux.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 162
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