We are taking you to Bourbon Street for your very own Mardi Gras Celebration on Fat Tuesday, the last day before Lent. We will be offering a choice of Gumbo or Jambalaya. The major differences in the three options being the inclusion of a dark roux, filé powder and okra, and whether or not the rice is cooked in the stew or separately. The Gumbo and Jambalaya come with Andouille Sausage and Chicken, while the Seafood option includes shrimp.
“Big Easy” Gumbo (Dark Roux, Rice cooked separately)
Gumbo has several key ingredients including a Dark Roux , Okra, and File Powder (comes from the Sassafras leaves). A Dark Roux is the combination of fat and flour cooked for at least 20 min or as long as an hour, providing a nutty, deep flavor. These three element all thicken the Gumbo, and typically only one or two are normally used. We will be using the Dark Roux and the Okra.
Jambalaya (No Dark Roux; Rice cooked in Stew)
Creole Jambalaya originates from the French Quarter of New Orleans, in the original European sector and was an attempt by the Spanish to make Paella in the New World, where saffron was not readily available due to import costs. As such, the base is essentially a Spanish Sofrito, which are stewed onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. And, similar to Paella, the rice is cooked in the stew. The main distinction between Cajun and Creole Jambalaya is the inclusion of tomatoes.
Time to Cook: 30 min.
Cook by Day: Friday (Gumbo & Jambalaya / Wed for Shrimp Étouffée)
*Menu items subject to slight variation based on the availability of fresh ingredients; Picture is not necessarily representative of final dish
Items included (serves 2)
Gumbo & Jambalaya - Andouille Sausage, Chicken, Mirepoix & Aromatics (onions, bell peppers, & celery), Tomatoes, Okra, Long-Grained Rice, Veal Stock
Meal Contains (including add-ons): Wheat, Shellfish. We store, portion, and package various meal kits containing all eight (8) major allergens (milk, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts) and cannot guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur between kits.
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