FREE Download: 2014 Gumbo Cookbook

FREE Download: 2014 Gumbo Cookbook - Cookbook/Recipes

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7th Edition SELA Gumbo Cookbook

Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Recipe


  • 3lb chicken
  • ½ c. fat
  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ c. green onion tops, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt, Pepper, Tabasco
  • ½ c. flour
  • 1 gallon water or chicken stock
  • 1 c. onions, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 c. celery
  • File'

Cut chicken into pieces. Flour well. Fry quickly in fat until brown. Make a roux with the remaining fat by adding flour and cooking until brown. Add onions and seasonings. Cook. Add chicken. Add water. Cook until chicken is tender. Just before serving, add the file', but do not cook after adding file'. Serve on rice. Serves 8.

Gumbo can be made with shrimp and oysters. For crab Gumbo, scald crabs, clean, break off and crack the claws; cut the body into four pieces.

Traditionally folks in this area always serve gumbo for their family gatherings on Christmas Eve.

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