Every Louisianan swears by the Gumbo their mama makes. Gumbo is a real improvisational thing, but to get you started we’ve put together this delicious recipe. Maybe now it’s time to stake your claim.
What you’ll need:
1 x tbsp Oil
1 x Onion, finely diced
6 x Rashers of Streaky Bacon
6 x Chicken Thighs (skinless, boneless), cut into large chunks
1 x Red Pepper, finely sliced
1 x Green Pepper, finely sliced
2 x Celery Sticks, de-stringed and sliced
1 x Jar Gumbo Paste
150g Raw King Prawns
To Garnish – freshly chopped parsley.
For a truly authentic Creole dish, try replacing the chicken and prawns with sliced smoky sausages, crabmeat and sliced okra.
Add extra smokiness by using chargrilled or barbecued pieces of chicken.