Making Seafood Gumbo for the First Time

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  1. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Anyone have suggestions? I've watched about a dozen videos and read a few recipes and they're all fucking different. Idk what to think.
     
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    irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have no suggestions, but I damn sure want to hear the results.
     
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    it's gumbo bro, no reason to be a fascist. you can throw whatever you want in it.
     
  4. Horse Style

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    Well this means that gumbo is a flexible dish. It will largely depend on what YOU like so it's better to get in the kitchen and experiment with different things you'd like to eat in your gumbo rather than ask this forum for a recipe.

    Only you know what you want.
     
  5. Hans Gercmiov

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    My main concern is how long do i cook it
     
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    Making your roux is probably the hardest part. You want it nice and brown but not burnt, so keep a close eye on it and always be stirring it. If you can accomplish that, its pretty easy from there. Depending on what seafood your using, timing when to put it in so it doesn't overcook it the only other possible challenge.
     
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    Yeah, goto HEB, goto gourmet section, buy https://www.heb.com/product-detail/...ouisiana-style-quot-creole-gumbo-base/1827624

    Your choice with or without Okra seeds in it.

    Somewhere else in the store they got Louisiana style rue in a glass jar, buy a jar of the medium, (works good as an added thickener to get the consistency you want)

    Then add Sausage, Fish, Shrimp celery, etc etc.

    Make some rice, get some croutons.

    Easy. makes Bitchen Gumbo yo.

     
  8. Horse Style

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    There is probably a large amount of recipes on YouTube. I think you can figure it out
     
  9. Hans Gercmiov

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    Yeh I've watched a shit load. They never tell you how long. Or what temperature for that matter.
     
  10. Horse Style

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    I haven't looked for any recipes but I'm gonna assume you have to babysit it and wait for certain signs to move forward in the recipe. With baking, it's best to use exact measurements and baking times but gumbo is very different. Depending on what ingredients you use, the times may vary.
     
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    Go to a Cajun Restaurant or move to New Orleans.
     
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    Says a dude from DC? I'm an hour from Shreveport, homeslice. Haters everywhere we go.
     
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    You ain't droppin 5th and Swangin like this in DC. I guarantee you that.
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    You ain't droppin 5th and Swangin like this in DC. I guarantee you that.
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    Maybe @Cint has some ideas, he's from Nawlins. Fucking love that shit, so good.
     
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    It all starts with making the Roux as your base. The Cajun Holy Trinity of bell peppers, celery and onions is the key. I use garlic when I make my Gumbo. There's so many variations its endless.

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