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Baylor
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Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo

I love the flavor of Tasso but don’t love the texture .

You are eating your gumbo and you get a chunk of Tasso that gets in the way


What if I took the Tasso and grinded it real fine in a blender and mixed it in like that ?

Would still get the Tasso flavor but not the chunks


SixthAndBarone
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
Ground meat would be a terrible idea. Your best bet is to keep the Tasso in large chunks and take it out before you eat it.

Tasso is cured pork (like ham), seasoned heavily, and smoked.

Just replace it with cured pork smoked sausage. You’ll get all the flavor except for the heavy seasoning.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
I literally never use Tasso in gumbo so just don’t.


Epaminondas
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
Are you letting the tasso cook in the gumbo for a good while? If so, it seems to me that the texture is very similar to sausage.

Of course, it's all subjective.


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Stexas
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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I literally never use Tasso in gumbo so just don’t.

I’m not mad at OP for using Tasso in the gumbo but it’s definitely not something that everyone does. I’ve never used it.


MeridianDog
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
Never cooked gumbo with Tasso either. I'm probably wrong, but I thought it was a Jambalaya thing. Of course, having said that, I have never used it in a Jambalaya either.


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Gaston
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
Every time I use Tasso I cube it very small.


Koolazzkat
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
I put it in my red bean gumbo every time. Dice it small like the onions.


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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
I've never used tasso in gumbo either. I agree with Sixth. If you want the flavor, but not the texture, cook it in removable chunks in the gumbo that you take out before serving.


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Sir Drinksalot
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
if you look up "homemade better than bouillon" its made the same way.

make a stock and then hit it with an emulsion blender until its a paste. Use by tossing in a liquid.

I tried it with some pork butt bones and meat stuck on the bones and was able to freeze a whole bag of ice cube tray blocks.

Haven't used it yet but am going to try them out soon in a pot of red beans.


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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
I did something like this once. It comes out grainy and not smooth. Not a good mouth-feel.


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Fun Bunch
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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red bean gumbo


What


BigDropper
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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What if I took the Tasso and grinded it real fine in a blender and mixed it in like that ?
i think you might end up with a grainy texture. Could you make a tasso broth and discard the solids?


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
I wouldn't put ground tasso in a jamabalaya but I've seen worse.


SixthAndBarone
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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What


Make red beans. Purée the red beans. Sauté trinity, add roux, add puréed red beans. Cook with smoked turkey necks and poach eggs in it at the very end. A river parish favorite.


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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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I wouldn't put ground tasso in a jamabalaya but I've seen worse.


Don't remember the brand, but saw a dude put some kind of wiener looking sausage in a jambalaya. Was not good.


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gizmothepug
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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Make red beans. Purée the red beans. Sauté trinity, add roux, add puréed red beans. Cook with smoked turkey necks and poach eggs in it at the very end. A river parish favorite.


Keep the eggs, add smoked pig tails and you’re good to go.


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TCO
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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What if I took the Tasso and grinded it real fine in a blender and mixed it in like that ?




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Dubaitiger
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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Every time I use Tasso I cube it very small.


Ding ding ding....

Cut it small and let it cook in the gumbo for a a while and it will melt in your mouth.


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GregMaddux
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re: Tell me if this is a crazy idea for a gumbo
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What if I took the Tasso and grinded it real fine in a blender and mixed it in like that ?


I do this. Try it baw. Half the downvoters ask far worse questions than this on here.


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