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How to Make a Cajun Gumbo

 
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I learned to cook Cajun food after we visited New Orleans and feel in love with the food.  While there I bought a Justin Wilson Cookbook.  I also used to watch his cooking show.  I quit using a recipe a long time ago.  I eat gumbo almost everyday.  This recipe https://www.cajuncookingrecipes.com/cajun/chicken_and_sausage_gumbo  looks a lot like Justin's recipe. A few things that I now do: Make bone broth with bits of chicken from the bones so I would skip the part about cooking the chicken and my sausage is already cooked.  I always serve mine over rice.

The hardest things about making gumbo are cooking your chicken, sausage and learning to make a Roux  the rest is just adding ingredients. After making the roux you will add The Holy Trinity

Basically this is how I make gumbo:

After assembling your ingredients you would need to make a Roux.  When the roux is finished you would add your Holy Trinity.  Brown your sliced sausage along with Trinity.   Then the broth and chicken are added to the pot.  If you added your garlic and spices when cooking the bone broth then you are basically done making the gumbo as soon as the ingredients are hot.

Basic ingredients:  Chicken, andouille sausage, smoked sausage or kielbasa, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, flour, oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper





Please  verify but this is what I got from Justin's video: 2 lb Chicken, sausage, 3/4 C olive oil, 1 1/2 C flour, 1 C onion, large clove garlic, 1 c water, 1 t salt, 2 T Worcestershire, 1 t hot sauce: boil and simmer 1 hour then add a sassafras leaf.  I have to use close captions so I may have missed some things.  And I forgot he love cooking with wine so it is in there somewhere.

Here is how to make a Roux:  https://permies.com/t/95898/kitchen/Traditional-Roux

The Difference between Mirepoix and The Holy Trinity: https://permies.com/t/97217/kitchen/Mirepoix-Holy-Trinity

If you are interested in other videos about Justin Wilson's cooking:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=justin+wilson

 
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I have never tried to make Cajon food before Anne , but after checking this out I might have to give it a go !  
Thanks for Sharing !
 
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Love this video! Just listening to his accent is spectacular! I live in Texas so talking to Cajun people happens occasionally. The older man that works at my garage is a bit more Creole but love to take my truck for regular maintenance really just so I can talk to him!

I used to make semi-homemade jambalaya. Super easy! Sliced kielbasa, homemade Spanish rice, corn, garlic, beans and spices (chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper). Mix it all together and heat on stovetop. Takes 30 minutes or less. This is also similar to what I stuff bell peppers with, minus the beans and add pepperjack cheese. I know it’s not really jambalaya but the kids don’t;)

I have kids so I like dinner to be quick and simple.

Thank so much for the video I enjoyed it!
 
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