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    Default How does Gumbo taste like?

    Ive heard of it in termsof the simpsons and people talking about it.

    Is it some sort of sea food stew?

    Anyone ever have it or tasted it?
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    It tastes exactly how it sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poop Loops
    It tastes exactly how it sounds.

    Bubble gum stew?

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    What an odd question. It tastes seafood-y and spicy. There are variants, but the base stock is made of sauteed vegetables, seafood (usually shrimp) stock and a dark roux. Spices and meats are added, usually shrimp or prawns, crawdads, oysters, a firm fish like snapper or catfish and andouille sausage. Variations exist, with people throwing in other types of seafood, chicken, pork, etc. It should have okra in it, if there's no okra, it's not gumbo. It's then ladled over a bowl of hot white rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka-Bar
    What an odd question. It tastes seafood-y and spicy. There are variants, but the base stock is made of sauteed vegetables, seafood (usually shrimp) stock and a dark roux. Spices and meats are added, usually shrimp or prawns, crawdads, oysters, a firm fish like snapper or catfish and andouille sausage. Variations exist, with people throwing in other types of seafood, chicken, pork, etc. It should have okra in it, if there's no okra, it's not gumbo. It's then ladled over a bowl of hot white rice.
    Okra is a foul slimy disgusting substance... Use file powder (powdered sassafras) to add flavor and to thicken.

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    Okra foul and slimey? How are you cooking it to make it like that?

    It's a crisp vegetable to me.
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    In gumbo it is foul and slimy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japuma630
    Okra is a foul slimy disgusting substance... Use file powder (powdered sassafras) to add flavor and to thicken.
    Heathen. The file powder is added after cooking by the eater to their personal preference.



    Like I said, there are variations, and some people are deeply entrenched in their preferences.

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    For me, gumbo - like menudo and goulash - are regionally different terms for the "throw that in there" stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka-Bar
    What an odd question. It tastes seafood-y and spicy. There are variants, but the base stock is made of sauteed vegetables, seafood (usually shrimp) stock and a dark roux. Spices and meats are added, usually shrimp or prawns, crawdads, oysters, a firm fish like snapper or catfish and andouille sausage. Variations exist, with people throwing in other types of seafood, chicken, pork, etc. It should have okra in it, if there's no okra, it's not gumbo. It's then ladled over a bowl of hot white rice.
    I'm telling you right now that okra is not 100% necessary. Personally, I don't like okra so when I make gumbo, I don't use it. and the key ingredients are definitely dark roux and marjoram (not to be confused with margarine).

    Everything else is pretty much up to the chef but I suggest mixing no less than 3 different kinds of meat (crawfish or shrimp is fine and, I've never made it without 1 of the 2).

    Gumbo is a creole/cajun specialty and because of that there is a great deal of lee-way in it's preparation.


    Edit: well, File' naturally. that goes without saying.
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