Friday, August 07, 2009
Gumbo is one of those dishes that tastes better the next day, its all a matter of the flavors getting cozy and comfy and all snuggly.
I got a hold of a beautiful andouille sausage and the only thing that made sense was to throw together a gumbo. I am now regretting that I did not collect nearly enough sassafras leaves the last time I ran across a sassafras tree so I had to use okra alone to thicken this bad boy, and not to mention that I couldnt find filé in the few places I looked but you can believe I will find some in the next couple of days.
Catfish, shrimp, andouille, okra, potatoes, zucchini, country ham, onions, garlic, remoulade, chipotle and anahiem chiles all simmered for an hour - well not the zucchini, the shrimp and the catfish, they went in for the last 5 minutes!
This was so good with a little jasmine rice that I cant wait to have more for breakfast. The flavors are engaged now but they will be married by morning!
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 11:24 PM