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314stunna
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Butter or oil for gumbo

Which is better for the roux - butter or oil?

I typically use oil for gumbo and butter for ettouffee. Wondering if I should go full butter?


SixthAndBarone
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
You don’t put butter in gumbo.


sleepytime
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Don’t use butter. The solids in the butter will scorch well before the flour is brown and ruin the flavor.


whiskey over ice
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
ive been buying duck fat from rouse's lately. its kind of pricey but better than vegetable oil


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GolfingTiger
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Mr. B's gumbo ya-ya:

GUMBO YA-YA
We were first introduced to this rich, dark-roux gumbo from one of our early chefs, Jimmy Smith, who grew up eating it in Cajun country. Its name is said to come from women who would cook the gumbo all day long while talking, or "ya-ya-ing." We love it, and would never dream of taking it off our menu. In fact, it's our number one selling soup. It is so beloved that customers actually fly in to New Orleans just for it. We sell fifty gallons of gumbo ya-ya a week, now that's a lot of soup!

Making dark roux can be tricky so read over our kitchen notes on page 000 before starting this recipe. This recipe makes a lot of gumbo, six quarts, so you'll have enough for a big party or you can freeze some for later.


1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 green bell peppers, diced
2 medium onions, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 1/4 gallons (20 cups) chicken stock (see recipe, page 000)
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
2 tablespoons kosher salt plus additional to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 bay leaves
a 3 1/2 pound chicken, roasted and boned
hot sauce to taste
boiled rice as accompaniment

In a 12-quart stockpot melt butter over low heat. Gradually add 1 cup flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add 1 cup flour and stir constantly 30 seconds. Add remaining cup flour and stir constantly 30 seconds. Continue to cook roux, stirring constantly, until it is the color of dark mahogany, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Add bell peppers and stir constantly 30 seconds. Add onions and celery and stir constantly 30 seconds. Gradually add stock to roux, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent lumps. Add andouille, Creole seasoning, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, chili powder, thyme, garlic, and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Simmer gumbo, uncovered, 45 minutes, skimming off any fat and stirring occasionally.

Add chicken meat and simmer 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and hot sauce. Serve over rice.





This post was edited on 11/19 at 10:33 pm


ForLSU56
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Link didn't work for me.


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bluebarracuda
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Bacon or duck fat


Nawlens Gator
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo


quote:

Mr. B's Bistro Gumbo Ya Ya


Linky no worky


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Trout Bandit
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Oil
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
tallow


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tlsu15
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
TD doesn’t like this link www.mrbsbistro.com/recipes_gumbo.php
This post was edited on 11/19 at 8:45 pm


GolfingTiger
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
I posted the recipe. Sorry about link


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geauxpurple
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Oil


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Richard Grayson
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Rendered and strained Fat

Then Oil

Not Butter


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BigDawg0420
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
I love using pecan oil. Very high smoke point and gives a great nutty flavor to the roux.


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LSUfan20005
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Anyone ever try Ghee? I haven’t, but suspect the resistance to burning would make it ok.


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HubbaBubba
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
I use Avocado oil. Works great! My latest from week before last:



Dale Gribble
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
Would using avocado oil make it any healthier than standard vegetable oil?


TigerFanatic99
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
If you use butter, clarify it first.

I'd just stick to oil.


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HubbaBubba
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re: Butter or oil for gumbo
quote:

Would using avocado oil make it any healthier than standard vegetable oil?
Definitely a healthier alternative as it's filled with stuff that helps lower bad cholesterol, but importantly, it has a really high smoke point and there's very little risk of over heating the roux while browning it to a dark, chocolate color.


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