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Best Gumbo Base we have tried
on September 20, 2015
Excellent base for making Gumbo. This product used to be called Cajun Gumbo Mix, but seems to be the exact same thing. We love gumbo and use this base to start. This makes the rue that is the dark colored liquid that you add all of the ingredients to.
You add 2 quarts of COLD water or chicken stock and bring to a boil. I tried it once with tap water and the base powder would not blend in with the water. It was a mess. Just make sure your liquid is COLD when you add it.
The directions are short, to the point and easy to follow.
You can add just about anything to complement it including shrimp, fish, crab or chicken. You also can add Andule sausage which will add the Cajun spicy flavor. We usually add at least 2 pounds of shrimp. If the shrimp is uncooked, simmer for a few minutes but not more than 4 or 5 minutes. If it is already boiled, then add it last and do not simmer. This our favorite Cajun gumbo base mix.
We have other jars of rue in our pantry but always reach for Louisiana Fish Fry Product "Cajun Gumbo Base".