Quick Gumbo

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BrianGSDTexoma

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Was not planning on posting but it was so good thought I would share. Used Louisiana Gumbo mix. Added 6 cups chicken broth to package. Brought to a simmer. Added can of Trappey's Creole Okra Gumbo and gumbo file. Thanks for that Gumbo File Keith, indaswamp indaswamp . Let go 10 minutes. Added some left over brats, and some thawed rotisserie chicken I keep to make curry. Simmer 10 minutes. Add some 16-26 count shrimp and took off heat. Wait 10 minutes. Man this was good.

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I'm guilty of using box mix Gumbo myself. I used to use Tony Cachere's but found Zatarans to be just as good for half the price. I like to add about a pound of boneless/skinlesss chicken thighs(cut-up) pound of andouille and a pound of 100-150 count tail off shrimp and of course some frozen sliced okra. What can I say, I like meats.
 
Looks and some new tasty Brian. Rotisserie chicken is a staple around here. Cheaper than buying raw and a multitude of uses.
 
Looks good 👌, I'm a sucker for a good gumbo.
Thanks
I'm guilty of using box mix Gumbo myself. I used to use Tony Cachere's but found Zatarans to be just as good for half the price. I like to add about a pound of boneless/skinlesss chicken thighs(cut-up) pound of andouille and a pound of 100-150 count tail off shrimp and of course some frozen sliced okra. What can I say, I like meats.
Thanks Sparky. I have used both. I think I like the Louisiana the best.
Nice work bud. Gumbo is high on my favorites list. Hope your hands and rash are on the mend!
Thanks Jake. Hands are a lot better than where they were. The nicer weather seems to have helped. Rash sucks! I guess its Psoriasis. My feet getting bad which worries me. Hope you doing better bud!
Looks and some new tasty Brian. Rotisserie chicken is a staple around here. Cheaper than buying raw and a multitude of uses.
Thanks Jeff. Those birds at Sam's are so good! Now to try that sausage you recommended.
It does not taste like a gumbo to me without file'. Nothing wrong with the quick route when necessary....looks good.
I have a friend that gives me hell for using a mix. But when want gumbo at the last minute why not. Actually taste better than most you get at restaurants around here.
 
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Looks great Brian . Greta way to get it done last minute too . I always have a box of one brand or the other in the pantry .
Nice work bud .

I think I like the Louisiana the best.
Grab some of the air fryer coating for chicken or fish .
Just did some thighs in the new range . Pretty good .
 
Looks great Brian . Greta way to get it done last minute too . I always have a box of one brand or the other in the pantry .
Nice work bud .


Grab some of the air fryer coating for chicken or fish .
Just did some thighs in the new range . Pretty good .
What did you end up getting?
 
Aint nothing wrong with using a box mix. And Its usually just a start point for most of us anyway. I always tweak the box with my own additions.
I'd sit down to a bowl or two of your gumbo in a heartbeat!

Jim
 
Was not planning on posting but it was so good thought I would share. Used Louisiana Gumbo mix. Added 6 cups chicken broth to package. Brought to a simmer. Added can of Trappey's Creole Okra Gumbo and gumbo file. Thanks for that Gumbo File Keith, indaswamp indaswamp . Let go 10 minutes. Added some left over brats, and some thawed rotisserie chicken I keep to make curry. Simmer 10 minutes. Add some 16-26 count shrimp and took off heat. Wait 10 minutes. Man this was good.

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Mmmm gumbo! Looks good, it's nice to have a quick go-to you can easily repeat :D
 
I've never used a gumbo mix but I'll admit to using Zatarain's Dirty Rice. Doctored up with whatever sounds good in the moment or per instruction. I dunno what it is about it but I like it. I didn't try it until maybe 10 years ago, and I only make it about once a year lol
 
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