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OldHickory
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New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
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re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
Duck fat, dark roux, okra, no tomatoes... what time do we eat???


CITWTT
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baton rouge
Member since Sep 2005
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re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
Whack, whack with a ruler across your knuckles from the nun. No carrots in a stock for gumbo.


Dark Tiger
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Member since Sep 2006
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re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
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No carrots in a stock for gumbo.




I've never made chicken stock without carrots...leave them whole, and pull out to eat later while the gumbo is coming together.


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Jambo
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
2076 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
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How do I keep the okra from getting slimy?


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Putting the okra into the roux works well.



Very important step to finishing your roux. Add the veggies, and esp the okra at this point, and cook their little hearts out. You should be able to cut off the fire in 2 mins or so, then keep stirring until all is calm. The veggies will cook, and you'll be pleasantly suprised with NO okra goo.


OTIS2
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NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
35907 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
You right, Jambo. Sauté the okra in the roux as a cool down for a true, bona fide gumbo...as opposed to a thickened soup/ faux gumbo.


Capt ST
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re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
I do my okra and tomatoes with some onions and a little diced sausage in another pan and add back to pot. They wiped out 4 gals last night so I know it must have tasted like medicine.


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Powerman
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jan 2004
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re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
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Duck fat, dark roux, okra, no tomatoes... what time do we eat???


Is this dark enough?



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Vol Fan in the Bayou
Tennessee Fan
Member since Nov 2009
4158 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
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Putting the okra into the roux works well.


AND - putting the okra in the trash works well too.


GynoSandberg
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Member since Jan 2006
51135 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
Yea frick okra, especially in anything other than seafood gumbo


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fatboydave
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Fat boy land
Member since Aug 2004
9245 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
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No tomatoes? WTF


I got some Turkey bones fer you!


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TIGRLEE
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Northeast Louisiana
Member since Nov 2009
27370 posts

re: So...I have a pretty mean gumbo brewing I think
Did the same.. Boiling my two hens now.

Everthgn else ready for tomorrow.


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