Recipe by lise
"I was introduced to gumbo by people from Louisiana. They lived in our town for a few years, and taught us Canadians what gumbo is all about....mmmm good and hot! You can make other gumbos the same way using squirrel, rabbit, ham, seafood, chicken, or game."
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green onions, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
cooked white rice
For anyone who has not made a roux before, heat the oil and flour over LOW heat--the recipe does not specify---but you need to be careful with the hot oil and adding water. Mine was a little too hot and almost bubbled over.
All warnings aside, this was an excellent meal. The eggs were delicious and used in a way that was new to me.
I did substitute broth for the water.
The recipe was great and easy to make, but it was lacking a certain taste. Using broth instead of water would certainly improve this recipe.
VERY good! I am very picky about my gumbo. Some people make 'gumbo' and us Louisianians would call it 'soup'. I use boiled eggs in mine, especially in the winter time. They make it heartier and very filling.
This was a pretty easy, basic gumbo recipe and was delicious. The addition of eggs is something new (and very french) and gave a new take on the traditional gumbo. My only advice is to make sure your cook the roux perfectly...it can ruin your recipe if not!
I didn't expect to cook the best gumbo I had ever had myself and I didn't expect eggs to feature in it either. I used large shrimp with tails and, while I little more of a pain to eat, it was spectacular. I didn't have the bell peppers or okra on hand, however the flavor was still spectacular. Make sure to use freshly cracked black pepper.
I'm not sure I got the roux right but the final product was delicious so it couldn't have been too far off. I used chicken stock instead of water and also used a pound of andouille in place of one of the pounds of shrimp. I'd suggest browning the sausage first before adding to the gumbo. Would definitely make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Louisiana Shrimp and Eggs Gumbo
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 490
** Calories from Fat: 211
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