OK as promised here is the recipe for the Gumbo I made at the DSCF. And some pictures too.
I added the time at the bottom in case some one has a dutch oven and is going to cook over coals.
Beware it is a low of work but I enjoy doing it for friends and family
Ingredients for Sea food Gumbo
This recipe is for 10 quarts
4 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed (4 cups)
2-21/2 lbs sliced smoked pork sausage
14 cups chicken broth (chicken, turkey)
5 lbs cooked shrimp
6 ounce can of crab meat
8 ounce of cubed white fish
15 ounce can of tomato sauce
2 cups each finely chopped onion, bell pepper, celery
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
2 – 3 table spoons of salt
2 – 3 table spoons of black pepper
½ - 1 table spoon red pepper
file’ to taste (Zatarain’s pure ground Gumbo file’)
4 cups sliced okra
1 cup all purpose flour for roux
Sea food cooking directions
If possible save broth after boiling a turkey carcass if not use canned chicken broth
Boil shrimp, when shrimp is done put cubed up fish in a strainer and dip in boiling for about 1 minute to partially cook and set aside with shrimp
I usually cook chicken (buttered and with season-all) on the BB-Q grill
I cook the sausage on the grill also
Put about 1/8 to 3/16 inch of cooking oil in pot
Sauté pepper, onion, celery add garlic in oil then remove and set aside
Add 1/8 to 3/16 inch oil to pot and sauté 4 cups of sliced okra (till almost done) then remove and set aside
Add enough oil to make roux
Stir approximately 1 cup all purpose flour into the hot oil. Stir constantly until quite brown (don’t burn it) then add liquids to pot, stir into roux and mix until all lumps are gone. Add onion, celery, bell pepper back to pot.
Add 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce.
Add chicken and sausage and seasonings 2-3 tbs. salt (go light on salt and add to taste), 2-3 tbs. black pepper, 1-2 tbs. red pepper.
Bring to a boil and then add shrimp, okra, crab meat, fish and take off fire immediately.
Then sprinkle 2 tbs. of file’ on top and stir.
Stir and let simmer (do not let it come back to boil)
Serve over rice.
Dutch oven cook times on coals.
Started coals 12:01
Pot on coals 12:27
Oil bell pepper in pot 12:28
Onion bell pepper out of pot 12:50
Okra in 12:53
Okra out 1:12
Make roux 1:13 to 1:39
Chicken, sausage, broth in 1:40 (this was with okra and shrimp put in)
Off coals 2.56
Last edited by Mike in Louisiana on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:33 am, edited 1 time in total.