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Miz Piggy
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Anyone ever make a vegetarian gumbo?



Yeah, yeah, I know...not my choice, it's for a fundraiser.

Obviously I'll make a roux, the trinity, and use vegetable stock. I'm thinking maybe mushrooms to give it a "meatier" feel?

Any ideas appreciated!







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Miz Piggy
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I love reviews like this:
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5 stars. did modify this a little, but its a great recipe and very versatile (as most gumbos are!). We added some meat- some smoked ham, a small tiliapia fillet and a couple slices bacon. We also used a red bell pepper and quite a few cloves of garlic. I used organic red russian kale and this was just a wonderful way to use the greens. I think this would also be great with a stronger green like mustard. I used the spices called for and also added about a tsp of Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning recipe #41970. We also used beef stock rather than vegetable (I used Better than Boullion, and kept it light though). I used brown rice for the rice as well. So, I hope you don't mind all the modifications we made- it made a fantastic dinner. I am always buying greens and then struggling to figure out how to use them. This is a great twist on gumbo and a great way to get the nutrients from the greens. We served with sour cream and Crystal hot sauce- I enjoyed mine with a little extra sharp cheddar. Just great. A keeper! Thank you for another winner, Jenny!








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Arkla Missy
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Obviously I'll make a roux, the trinity, and use vegetable stock. I'm thinking maybe mushrooms to give it a "meatier" feel?

I have done this a couple of times for my mom who doesn't like meat (I definitely did not get that gene) and wanted something besides vegetable soup.

I also used veggie stock, but had to add more salt than what I would've liked. I ended up cheating a little and added bacon drippings, but I think adding salted butter would work as well.

I made the roux extra dark and used lots of mushrooms, which were a very good addition, IMO. I also put in extra okra and diced tomatoes.

It turned out alright. My mom loved it, which was all that mattered to me. We meat eaters crumbled the bacon I fried for the drippings on top.






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Darla Hood
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I made gumbo z'herbes once, but it wasn't nearly as good as what I had at Lagniappe Too in New Iberia. Theirs is awesome! Mine tasted like a big pot of greens. NTTAWWT.





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rantfan
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Tofu?





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emboslice
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You could always buy soy sausage to add. Mushrooms and lots of veggies. Sweet potatoes are always a good filler but I don't know if that would be appropriate for a gumbo.
You can also add quiona/millet to bulk it up a little (could replace rice?).






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Gris Gris
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I made gumbo z'herbes


I've made this several times. I used some ham for flavoring, but it would be good without that. Greens have a lot of flavor. I'd for this before the mushrooms, but if I were to add mushrooms to it, I'd probably sweat them a bit first so I didn't have too strong a mushroom taste. That would be a personal preference though. I like mushrooms, but I don't think I'd want that flavor too strong in the gumbo.






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Arkla Missy
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I like mushrooms, but I don't think I'd want that flavor too strong in the gumbo.

I thought the same thing when I tasted mine with mushrooms, so I added diced tomatoes which seemed to help. I'll try sweating the mushrooms, also, next time.
I'll definitely try the gumbo z'herbes. It sounds great & very unique.






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Powerman
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quote:


Obviously I'll make a roux, the trinity, and use vegetable stock. I'm thinking maybe mushrooms to give it a "meatier" feel?


Why not try some root vegetables?

Put in some big carrot and turnip chunks maybe?

Let us know how it turns out






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oldcharlie8
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eggs.....lots of eggs.







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Zappas Stache
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I make a vegetarian chili and use cauliflower and broccoli as sorta meat substitute. They give a "chunkiness" to it and with all the spices, almost disappear flavor wise.





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Gris Gris
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This is a good paperback book.

LINK




She has a gumbo Z'herbes recipe I've used several times. I make it "my way", but it's easy to monkey with it. She uses oysters and some ham as I recall, but you can do what you want an sub. I've made quite a few things in that book.







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Gris Gris
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Amazon has some used for cheaper and she's apparently got a newer version that I hadn't seen.

LINK

LINK






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Arkla Missy
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Thanks, Gris Gris

I just ordered the new one. Can't wait to get it!



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