• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Cleaning out the fridge. Guess what I'm making...

mdboatbum

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,076
364
Joined Apr 22, 2011

Put a chicken carcass and some pork bones along with some veggies into a large pot to simmer for a few hours....


Then diced up the meat that was until recently attached to the aforementioned bones....

Stay tuned. There will be a lot more stuff going into this recipe.
 

foamheart

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
11,057
2,997
Joined Apr 4, 2013
<sniffs the air>

It could be a Gumbo! The weather is right...... A nice stock.... 
 

mdboatbum

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,076
364
Joined Apr 22, 2011

All Hail the mighty Trinity. And my favorite herb.


Couldn't find any Andouille, but luckily hot breakfast sausage was on sale. It'll do.


After weighing out the fat and flour for the roux, I figured I'd check and make sure I was getting my money's worth. Came up a little light!!

Pardon the mess. I'm not a neat cook by any stretch of the imagination. Luckily my wife is good about the "I cook, you clean" rule.
 

mdboatbum

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,076
364
Joined Apr 22, 2011
Roux is almost there. No pics yet cuz I cheated and did it in the OVEN!!!
 

leah elisheva

Master of the Pit
3,028
214
Joined Sep 19, 2013
You're amazing! That looked so good through the screen (professional photos) that I think I could even SMELL it!!!???

Great thread! Cheers and happy new and quite wonderful week! - Leah
 

disco

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
10,881
4,839
Joined Oct 31, 2012
Gumbo. I hate you. I haven't had gumbo for months. Sigh. Guess I better make some. See the work your causing me.

Disco
 

mdboatbum

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,076
364
Joined Apr 22, 2011
You guys are very nice. Leah, I'd gotten lazy with my photos between the iPhone and just not wanting to deal with post processing, so I've been trying to up my game. 

 You'd laugh if you saw the setup though. My keylight is a table lamp, and my rimlight/backlight is a flashlight diffused through a paper towel. I long ago sold all my strobes, so now try to make do. It's fun to try to get a result with everyday items.

The gumbo is just about done, just letting it simmer until we can no longer stand it and have to have a taste. I must say the aroma is causing some serious grumbly in the tumbly.


Sauteeing the Trinity


The gang's all here!


Forgot to get a pic of the roux, here it is after I'd ladled some stock into it.


And she's simmering away. Had to transfer back to the big pan as the 3.5 qt. Dutch oven wasn't quite big enough.
 
Last edited:

disco

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
10,881
4,839
Joined Oct 31, 2012
I can almost smell it. Nice Qview.

Disco
 

foamheart

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
11,057
2,997
Joined Apr 4, 2013

And she's simmering away. Had to transfer back to the big pan as the 3.5 qt. Dutch oven wasn't quite big enough.
ROFLMAO...... it happens. Wait till ya have to transfer up to 60 qt. pot! Good thing is, you don't have to worry about splatter.......

That is looking very very good my friend! Roux is a nice color for chicken. It should thicken nicely.

Now you are going to have to teach me how to make the good Andouille for it!
 

venture

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
6,949
73
Joined Aug 1, 2008
Beautiful pics!

About that time of year!

Good luck and good smoking.
 

leah elisheva

Master of the Pit
3,028
214
Joined Sep 19, 2013
Magazine quality photos!!!! It all looks spectacular!!! (And your set up sounds fantastic too)! Cheers!!! - Leah
 

mdboatbum

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,076
364
Joined Apr 22, 2011
By the way, I purposely didn't post a recipe because this one was pretty much seat of the pants. I put pics of just about everything that went in, but I was just playing around and not measuring. I'm usually in favor of writing everything down for repeatability, but Gumbo's different. I don't WANT it to ever be the same twice, at least not for now.
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.