Saturday, October 22, 2011

Whatcha eating? Louisiana gumbo!

The days may be shorter and cooler but there is one good thing about this time of year - GUMBO! Ok, not just one good thing. This time of year it's wonderful to curl up with a warm bowl any type of winter stew. Chili, butternut squash, lentil - yum!

Being married to a Louisiana man has many perks. His bone fide gumbo is one of them. Oliver used the carcass from last week's roast chicken, and several chicken backs from the freezer, to create a foundation stock for the soup. He then made a roux and added the food "trinity" (onions, bell peppers and celery). Once everything had cooked down it was combined with the stock, a freshly browned chicken and some andouille. The gumbo was left to simmer for a couple of hours in our cast iron pot.


  1. Like I have said MANY times before: When will the attic be ready for my move-in? ALL I need is the attic, a dumb waiter (HEY! you can send up the kids too), and....guess that's all I need. Assuming the attic has a working bathroom.

  2. I did a black bean chili with butternut squash over the weekend.....yummy. Mary will have it good in your attic :)

  3. Sounds delicious and healthy too! It's gotten me in the mood for a creamy jalapeno and butternut squash soup!