Monday, March 05, 2012

Gumbo

When I was in college there was a little hole in the wall Cajun place up the street from the campus called From the Bayou.  The food was pretty amazing for being right next to a college, and the flavors where just not what you would expect to find in the northwest.  Between the great flavors and the fact that my (now wife) and I had our first date there, well southern cooking has a soft spot in my heart.  They had a lovely chicken and andouille sausage gumbo that is still the best I've ever had.  We had the good fortune to get our rehearsal dinner catered by them, but sadly the restaurant has since gone out of business and I still miss having gumbo every now and again.

I'm working off of this recipe from NewOrleanscuisine because it has the things I can identify as what was in the gumbo I loved, and I felt like he had some great tips on both the roux and the rice.  It was good, but I got scared near the end of the roux and started adding broth.  My advice is go into making roux with the knowledge that you may have to throw it out and ride that train as close to burnt as you dare.




9 comments:

  1. this makes me hungry :(

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  2. Good tips for a good dish. Love some gumbo!

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  3. Me being from Tx, I grew up on cajun food and have had some amazing dishes while in Louisiana. Crab claw gumbo will always be one of my favorites.

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  4. I have never had really good gumbo. I am planning a trip to New Orleans soon, but with my luck, I'll eat gumbo at a terrible restaurant.

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  5. I miss good gumbo...there's nothing like cajun cooking

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  6. Looks like a pretty nice recipe.

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  7. Yummm that sounds good!

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  8. Hmm, yes, southern cooking :D

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  9. ok you just made me super hungry lol

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