AllThatdips Recipe : New Orleans Creole Seafood Gumbo with Salsa Picante with Indian twist

Gumbo is a stew that originated in southern Louisiana during the 18th century. It consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and what Louisianians call the "Holy Trinity" of vegetables, namely celery, bell peppers, and onions. 

In India, Gumbo aint that popular, however those who have visited southern USA state of Louisiana do swear by its taste and have definite fond memories of the dish. Here is my version of this dish.

allthatdips salsa picante recipe gumbo

Gumbo is generally made for parties and here is my version that will serve 15-20 people 

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup coarsely chopped celery
  3. 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  4. 1 large green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic,
  6. minced 1 pound pork sausage, sliced ( optional)
  7. 3 liters water
  8. 1 tablespoon white sugar
  9. salt to taste
  10. 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste
  11. 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning blend
  12. 4 bay leaves
  13. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  14. 1 can stewed tomatoes
  15. 1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce
  16. 200g cut ladyfingers
  17. 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  18. 1 pound lump crabmeat
  19. 3 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  20. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  21. 1 tablespoon kitchenking masala or garam masala
  22. 4 table spoon vegetable oil
  23. 10 cup cooked rice
  24. Allthatdips Salsa Picante 1 tub

METHOD

  1. Make a roux by whisking the flour and 2 table spoon oil together in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat to form a smooth mixture. Cook the roux, whisking constantly, until it turns a rich mahogany brown color. This can take 20 to 30 minutes; watch heat carefully and whisk constantly or roux will burn. Remove from heat; continue whisking until mixture stops cooking.
  2. Place the celery, onion, green bell pepper, and garlic into the work bowl of a food processor, and pulse until the vegetables are very finely chopped. Stir the vegetables into the roux, and mix in the sausage. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, and cook until vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Bring the water to a simmer, and mix in the sugar, salt, hot pepper sauce, kitchen king masala, Cajun seasoning, bay leaves, thyme, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Simmer the soup over low heat for 1 hour; mix in 2 teaspoons of cajun spice powder at the 45-minute mark.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet, and cook the ladyfinger or bhindi with vinegar over medium heat for 15 minutes; remove ladyfingers with spoon, and stir into the simmering gumbo. Mix in crabmeat, shrimp, and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until flavors have blended, 45 more minutes. Just before serving, stir in 2 more teaspoons of file gumbo powder.
  5. Stir in your cooked rice with the gumbo and serve it with allthatdips salsa picante
I served it with allthatdips salsa picante, you can substitute the salsa with allthatdips peri peri salsa, and I know its a tedious recipe, however the wait and the labour is totally worth the wait. I hope you  like this one. 

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