In honor of yesterday’s  Fat Tuesday, we wanted to share a recipe that will transport you straight to New Orleans — gumbo. Gumbo is the official state cuisine of Louisiana. Some of the first written recipes for gumbo date back to 1885. It is a combination of West African and French cuisine. It’s enjoyed year round and can be made with a combo of fowl, seafood, beef or pork.
We chose this recipe because it gives great details on what makes a gumbo an official New Orleans gumbo, the roux. Roux is the base of many Cajun and Creole dishes. For official New Orleans Gumbo you want a deep, dark chocolate brown roux. You can find the recipe for gumbo, here.
No matter where you live this recipe will give you a taste of Louisiana! Give it a try and let us know how it goes in the comments below.

 

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