Gumbo Gumbo GUMBO!!!

Standard

Gumbo is a Louisiana thing and it’s probably the best thing ever. I’ve had jambalaya from a box and honestly, I think it’s better from a box than homecooked. I have yet to have good, real jambalaya. Gumbo, however, is a different story. I had never had gumbo until I moved here and holy bajeesus. It is delicious. I wish I could put a recipe up here for you but I have yet to figure  out how to make it. It’s on my list. My boyfriend, on the other hand, makes an OUTSTANDING seafood gumbo. Like really good. There’s a few things that I know goes into it and I’m planning on figuring out the whole roux thing in the next few weeks with a different recipe and the maybe tackle gumbo later.

It starts with a flour and oil mixture that is cooked until it turns a dark brown color. It smells awful and tastes awful. The whole house will smell like burnt popcorn. And if you feel like tasting it, burnt popcorn. I have no idea how something that gross turns into something so delicious, I will probably never know.

Then you add chicken broth, Cajun spices, and peppers and onions and whatever other veggies and spices you like. And then, this part is my favorite, SEAFOOD! You can make gumbo with chicken, sausage, shrimp, crab or any combination of them. Or other things but those are the most common/traditional.

Then it tastes delicious, we eat ours with rice and the for the next few days with rice. The huge pot never lasts long. EVER.

So here’s a picture of last night’s gumbo, yes those are whole crab claws, and yes, I did pick the meat out of them =]

Gumbo

And after

No Gumbo

Advertisements

One response »

  1. Pingback: Food For the Week! | AnnaleciaIsAwesome

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s