Saturday, September 7, 2013
http://www.ThrillbillyGourmet.com How to Make Shrimp Gumbo! Gumbo Recipe for Seafood Gumbo, Seafood Gumbo with Okra Delectable beyond belief - Creole and Cajun gumbos are amazing - and far easier to do than you'd think. A bit of patience and a few tricks and you have Gumbo Glory. For the recipe and complete instructions, visit http://www.ThrillbillyGourmet.com.
What is gumbo? Gumbo is one of those brilliant dishes that came about when local ingredients met ingenious practicality! Shrimp, chicken, sausage, seafood, crayfish, pork and beef are all candidates for gumbo, although perhaps the most well known version involves seafood - especially shrimp and crayfish. Shrimp gumbo is basically a stew - but one based in a very special way, on the classic roux. A roux is thickener made of butter and flour, cooked to achieve a depth of nutty flavor that can't be duplicated.
Into this are layered some of the classic Louisiana flavors - the Trinity (onion, bell pepper and celery), fabulous chicken or shrimp stock, tomatoes or not - depending on your own particular gumbo-religion, and another thickener of some sort. Most typically this is okra - as it is in this version. Okra gumbo simmers together with a nice fat batch of fresh seafood, and the end result is one of unsurpassed lusciousness.
Don't be intimidated by shrimp gumbo though - or any other kind! There's nothing difficult about it. It does take a bit of time, but with a little attention, and the tricks I teach in this video, seafood gumbo is absolutely doable - and beyond delicious. The end result is a layer of flavors that can't be gotten any other way - so it's worth the bit of time! Try it and you'll be hooked - fast! Try this gumbo recipe and see for yourself.
Posted by Jan Charles at 3:55 PM