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    Default Re: The secret to great Gumbo is dark (un-burnt) roux

    Yep. Made gumbo for the wife on valentines day. The roux should be the color of a real old penny before you start adding stuff to it.

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    Very interesting stuff!

    I've had gumbo once in my life on a golf trip to Cape Cod. One of the attendees was from New Orleans and wanted to show up northern boys what real gumbo was. It was out of this world.

    Here is an honest question. Does anyone know of a gumbo that is good and sold in stores?? I'd love to purchase some if my supermarket has it. Obviously it won't be authentic, but I just want the taste.

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    Try this. It's available at Kroger and Walmart, Theres another one with chicken and sausage.


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    This ethnic food thang was always tough for me.

    You take the Mexican girl to the Mexican restaurant, and she will tell you that her grandmother made the really authentic Mexican food, not this crap.

    You take the Cajun girl to the Cajun restaurant, and she will tell you that her grandmother made the really authentic Cajun food, not this crap.

    Finally, you just take the hopelessly tragic WASP girl named Gidget to Applebees just so you can have a pleasant dinner.

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    Default Re: The secret to great Gumbo is dark (un-burnt) roux

    Go to Mother's in New Orleans...then you will know what REAL gumbo tastes like. Its amazing, all the food in New Orleans is, its one hell of a place to eat. i submit that city has the best food in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushay View Post
    Try this. It's available at Kroger and Walmart, Theres another one with chicken and sausage.

    Aren't you a 'chef'?

    Why would you ever tell someone to buy some crappy frozen version of any dish?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post

    Go to Mother's in New Orleans...then you will know what REAL gumbo tastes like.

    The pot I made last night is the real deal... Everything made from scratch even the chicken/shrimp broth

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    I love gumbo....good stuff!

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    Default Re: The secret to great Gumbo is dark (un-burnt) roux

    Quote Originally Posted by joeybagadonuts View Post
    Aren't you a 'chef'?

    Why would you ever tell someone to buy some crappy frozen version of any dish?


    Because it was the answer to the question that was asked......


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    Default Re: The secret to great Gumbo is dark (un-burnt) roux

    No way, really, HT?

    What does that have to do with what I said?

    He said he wanted some 'good' gumbo. That crap in the package will not taste anything like what real gumbo tastes like. You're better off cooking it yourself. Him being a chef, I would think he would know that and recommend he try to make it himself. Plus, if you live anywhere in the US outside the midwest maybe, how hard is it to find a cajun restaurant?

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