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  • Troutman
    Member Recipe Director
    • Aug 2017
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    Chicken Gumbo, The Finale

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    This is the third in the tri-series of south Louisiana stews, that ubiquitous Cajun favorite called gumbo. I’ve decided to show this particular cook out in the forums because it deserves a little more time, history and subsequent space to present. Like its siblings Jambalaya and Etouffee, gumbo is not only a great dish but it represents a state, its people, its cuisine and its history. If there was such a thing as an official state dish, in Louisiana it would be gumbo.

    So what is gumbo? Some might characterize it as a thick soup. When the Acadians came to south Louisiana they sequestered themselves in the low lying swamps and bayou areas. They cooked a unique soup like stew that was dark in color and contained the proteins that they trapped, hunted or fished for. Gumbo then took on the characteristics of whatever it was cooked with from foul to deer to shellfish all contained in a dark, rich, nutty somewhat bitter base. They sometimes thickened this soup-like stew with a ground powder made from sassafras leaves known as file. In fact some claim that the word gumbo actually came from the Choctaw Indian word for file which was kombo.

    In New Orleans, gumbo took on far reaching influences depending on the people who it came in contact with. New Orleans throughout its history was under some seven different flags, so as different groups would come and go they would leave their mark on the dish. You can see influences for instance, from Spanish Paella and heavy influences from the French Bouillabaisse, not to mention West African and Caribbean methods and spices. As a result other ingredients became synonymous with the dish, namely tomatoes and okra. Instead of using file, Creole cooks used the sticky okra, a plant believed to be of African origins, as a thickener. Therefore the Creole influence would claim that gumbo got its name from the African Bantu word for okra which was ngombo.

    Whatever the case may be, you can see from the briefest of histories how gumbo defines that uniquely American cuisine that has its roots in dozens of influences and exists today in a variety of styles. For me personally I lived in the south Louisiana town of Morgan City for the better part of a year before moving to Houston and was introduced to the Cajun version of the dish. Since then I have actually adopted the complexities of the Creole version which I present below. Much of the way I cook it was heavily influenced by both Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Paul Prudhomme.

    Gumbo itself is not a particularly hard dish to make but the techniques and the approach are what makes it the over the top dish that it can become. Although it can vary as I’ve said, all gumbo utilizes the several base ingredients and techniques of cooking. Although not necessary by any means, the vessel it’s cooked in should be some form of a cast iron pot. Although I’ve done it with stainless stewing pots, it’s simply not the same as when I cook it in my well-seasoned LeCruesset enameled cast iron pot. Next, is the base ingredient called roux. Roux is not as intimidating to make as one often imagines but does demand your constant attention and takes time. It is absolutely essential that gumbo is made with a correctly cooked roux (although that can vary as well which I’ll explain). For the vegetable base there is always the Holy Trinity of bell pepper, celery and onion with the addition of plenty of garlic. Gumbo can go from relatively mild to very spicy depending on the amount of heat the cook adds via a variety of spices. I like the influence of cayenne pepper to the dish but again that varies depending on one’s palate. Beyond that it’s the use of thickening agents (or not depending on the cooks taste) and a variety of protein. Typically there is a Cajun sausage involved, usually Andouille, which is a French influenced pork sausage with a fair amount of fat and spice content.

    So much for the history and explanation, let’s make some gumbo. I normally use shell fish with mine, i.e. shrimp and crab. This time I wanted to introduce fried chicken and a slightly different methodology learned from Chef Prudhomme. I start by de-boning eight large chicken thighs, reserving the bones and the trimmings to make a chicken stock for the gumbo. I cut each subsequent thigh into two pieces to have smaller portions, about 3-4 oz. each. I salt brined and returned to the refrig while I continued preparation …..


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    Next I chopped up my okra. I learned a little trick that cuts down on the so-called ‘slim’ given off by okra by simply pre-cooking it with some tomato. Since I intended to add tomato to the dish, this accomplished two purposes. I simmered the stock while gently cooking the okra on medium heat ……


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    While that was going on, it was time to season, dredge and brown the chicken thighs. I placed them on a cooling rack to drain.....

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    I cut up my Trinity and garlic, about 1 ½ cups of each and 5-6 cloves of garlic. I then began to make the roux. A normal roux consists of equal parts of flour and oil combined under heat in a cast iron pot. That will vary once again depending on the thickness required. In this case I used the oil that was utilized to brown the chicken (full of tons of flavor) and the seasoned flour I used for dredging, combining one cup each. Now here’s where the fun begins. Over medium high heat you need to begin stirring and don’t stop for more than a few seconds until the color is where you want it to be. How long does that take? It’s said that in the time it takes to drink 2 bottles of beer, the roux will be done!! But seriously it takes somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-30 minutes for me to achieve a proper end result. Roux can actually be used in making other dishes like soups and sauces as a thickening agent. In those cases it’s cooked quickly and is known as a blond roux. Seen here as I start, the roux quickly takes on a rich caramel like color. Notice also the various bits of chicken left from the oil, very important to taste …..

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    After about 15 minutes of stirring, we begin to see the color change to a rich peanut butter ……

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    And approaching the 25 minute mark it’s close to being done with a rich chocolate appearance. Again I am constantly stirring not letting the oil and flour separate and the flour burn …..

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    Just beyond this point the roux begins to take on a dark chocolate color. Some cooks take it even further to almost black. Personally I think at that point the roux is coming close to being over cooked and way too bitter. Once you scorch the flour, you have ruined the roux and have to start over, so I like to keep it a bit lighter. I immediately add about 2/3 of my veggies to the pot. This accomplishes two things, slows the cooking of the roux and sautes the veggies. At this point, begin your seasoning and season each subsequent layer as you go. We want to continue building more flavor profiles in each layer. Continue cooking for about 10 minutes eventually adding the garlic and cooking for 5-7 minutes more…..

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    Now that you have your base, you want to strain (or add if you’re using packaged stock) the chicken stock made from the bones into that roux/veggie base. I also season at this point, with some Italian dry herbs and a few bay leaves. Bring this to a rolling boil ……

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    Once it begins to boil I add my Andouille. I want the sausage to render out some of its fat content. After about 15 minutes of boiling a scum of fat begins to form on the surface. Simple take a large spoon and spoon as much of it off as possible. I then add my okra/tomato mixture to begin the thickening process while reducing the heat to a simmer ……

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    It’s at this point I add my protein, in this case the browned off chicken thighs. After about 10 minutes of additional simmering I add back the rest of the reserved veggies and garlic. Since the original batch of veggies had cooked down to soft, this final batch will add some crunch to the stew, not so much for flavor but an additional textural element …..

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    Continue to simmer for a final 10-15 minutes until all ingredients begin to combine. As a bonus, I felt my protein count was a bit low so I added some shrimp at the final cooking stage. Again make your gumbo with whatever flavor profiles and proteins you have available or desire, that’s what makes gumbo so versatile. Your stew is now done!! I like to add it to about a cup of cooked rice. See it served here with some crusty French bread and a locally brewed Belgian style whitbier for a rich and hardy winter meal….


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    GET YOU SOME OF THAT, I GAR-ROON-TEE ITS FINGER LICKED GOOD !!!!

    Hope you all enjoyed the tour through southern Louisiana cooking. Sorry for the long read, but I'm passionate about these and many other dishes from the region. With that, an exhausted Troutman Steve is once again out !!!!
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
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    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    Top | #2
    I have never had Gumbo but that looks good.

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    • Troutman
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      Try it some time DW, you're friends and family will love it !
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    Top | #3
    I leave tomato’s out of my gumbo and sometimes don’t even put okra in it.

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    • Troutman
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      I'm sure you cook it Cajun style, and hey that's good too. I did file gumbo until I started using okra and switched once I did. Each to his own !!!
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    Top | #4
    Looks fantastic. My mouth is watering. I can almost smell the spices.

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    • Troutman
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      Lots of them for sure, not mouth burning but upped the heat !!
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    Top | #5
    You had me at gumbo.

    Thanks for the amazing writeup!

    Kathryn

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    • Troutman
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      Thank you Ms. Kathryn
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    Top | #6
    that looks really good. i might have to try and make something like that some time

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      Hope you do, Louisiana dishes are some of my very favs !!!
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    Top | #7
    Looks crazy good! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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    • Troutman
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      The time is well worth it if someone benefits from it !!
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    Top | #8
    Yes sir ree sir! Nice write up and that gumbo looks scrumptious!

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    • Troutman
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      It is and it was, thanks!!
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    Top | #9
    Thanks for sharing, looks wonderful!

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      Troutman commented
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      You're quite welcome, please make some for yourself some time !!
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 8124
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
      *********************************************

      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



      Thermometers:
      *********************************************
      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      Accessories:
      *********************************************
      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



      Cookware:
      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Tableware
      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

    Top | #10
    Great tutorial, nicely done!
    Thanks!

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
      Editing a comment
      As always, thanks Bonzie !!!
  • Hulagn1971
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 742
    • NC, The Triad
    • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

    Top | #11
    Excellent write up! I enjoyed reading the history behind it as well.

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
      Editing a comment
      My pleasure, glad you found it interesting !!
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3275
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    Top | #12
    Awesome. Thanks!

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
      Editing a comment
      Thanks Ed, be sure to make a big pot and share with friends !!!

    • EdF
      EdF commented
      Editing a comment
      You bet!
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 10882
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    Top | #13
    That looks tasty.

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
      Editing a comment
      Very tasty, thanks !!
  • lemayp
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 165
    • Chesapeake Va
    • Nameless Hand me Down offset smoker
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Weber 22" with Slow 'N Sear
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Engelbrecht Braten Campfire
      Maverick ET 733
      Thermapen MK4
      Favorite Beer - Bells Two Hearted

    Top | #14
    Looks great, im going to have to find your other two now.

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
      Editing a comment
      They are both in the Sticky:Show Us What Your Cooking for Winter '17
  • smokinfatties
    Club Member
    • Oct 2015
    • 551
    • Upland, CA
    • Paul Arquette

      18.5" WSM + stoker
      KBQ C-60
      Weber 22" Kettle + S'n'S + GrillGrates
      BGE XL
      Yoder YS640

    Top | #15
    This looks great! I envy your photo taking skills too, always top notch!

    Comment


    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Thanks, just us my iPhone and a PhotoSuite program to doctor them up.

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