Chicken Gumbo

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cook's Book of Everything

The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

  • About

This cross between a soup and a stew is a speciality of Cajun cuisine. Traditionally, gumbo is served in deep bowls, each containing a few tablespoons of cooked rice in the bottom.

Ingredients

  • 80 ml (2Β½ fl oz/β…“ cup) vegetable oil
  • 30

Method

  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a small, heavy-based saucepan, add the flour and stir to make a smooth paste. Stir over low heat for 1 hour, or until the roux turns very dark brown, but is not burnt. This requires a great deal of patience and stirring but provi