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Gumbo A Southern Delicacy Gumbo is an old southern recipe that has been passed down for years A classic of Cajun cooking Gumbo is the name given to any thick soup or stew from Southern Louisiana prepared with a dark brown roux a mixture of flour and fat and thickened with okra or file powder File powder is made from the ground of dried leaves from the sassafras tree There are several different recipes for Gumbo Seafood Gumbo which usually has crab legs shrimp and oysters and maybe a few vegetables Chicken Gumbo which has chicken and vegetables also a Duck Gumbo which contains duck sausage and vegetables These are just a few of the many different ways to prepare a Gumbo Traditionally there are many other southern dishes that were made to bring families together such as rice dressing mustard greens potato salad and peach cobbler just to name a few Closeness among friends neighbors and strangers gathered after church to fellowship and share this hot delicious meal This dish is delicious for any occasion It is known to satisfy the soul Here is my recipe for a delicious meal of Chicken Gumbo with seafood Ingredients 2 cansCrab Meat 2 lbShrimp 1 pkgChicken Parts 2 cansChicken Broth 1 canBeef Broth 1 large Onion 1 largeBell Pepper 1 stalk Celery 1 bushParsley sm jarMinced Garlic 1 stalkGreen Onion 1 pkgSliced Sausage 1 jarClam Juice 1 jarToney Chachere Roux 1 lbOkra 1 tspRed Cayenne Pepper Salt to taste Gumbo File to taste The first step in preparing gumbo is to fill a large pot halfway full with water Then you begin to add your chicken broth and beef broth Next season your chicken parts and then add it to your liquid Chop up your onion celery parsley green onion garlic and bell pepper add this to your chicken and broth in the large pot and bring
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