When it comes to New Orleans food, gumbo is at the top of my list. This comforting stew is loaded with flavor, no one will guess it’s actually a gluten free gumbo!
Growing up in Rhode Island gumbo was not something we ever ate. I knew what it was, I knew it had okra in it. So I hated it! Why did I hate okra? Many people hate the slimy texture, some don’t like the flavor. However, I hated it because I was once in a play and there was a whole monolog about how gross okra is. I decided in the middle school auditorium that I would never eat the stuff. This monolog stuck with me a very long time.
Then I moved to South Carolina and all that changed. My roommate was born and raised in the south and loved okra, it was always in our house. One day when I hadn’t been to the grocery store, I decided to steal some of her food. (You know, everyone loves a roommate that eats their food!) I threw what I thought was popcorn chicken in the oven, low and behold they were fried okra bits. It was then I discovered that I LOVE okra! Some people may find that slimy texture off-putting, but I love it!
After discovering I loved okra I wonder what other delicious foods I had incorrectly written off as gross. Which is how I discovered I love gumbo! Savory sausage, salty shrimp, and slimy okra all in one stew? I’ve been hooked ever since. With the #SundaySupper tastemakers sharing our best Mardi Gras recipe I knew it was time to share my recipe for gluten free gumbo! With our wonderful host Mama Marion of Life Taste’s Good we are all sharing some great New Orleans classic be sure to check out all the delicious recipes at the bottom of my post!
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1 Small Onion, Diced
- 1 Bell Pepper, Diced
- 5 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 1 Teaspoon Creole Seasoning
- 1 Andouille Sausage, Sliced
- 1 Cup Okra, Cut in Thirds
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Rice Flour
- 3½ Cups Chicken Stock
- 1/32 Pound Shrimp
- Saute onions, pepper, and garlic in butter
- Add creole seasoning
- Add sausage, okra, and flour
- Stir until flour coats ingredients
- Slowly add chicken stock
- Add the shrimp
- Bring to a boil then simmer until shrimp is cooked
- Season with more creole seasoning and salt
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- Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Mardi Gras Muffuletta Dip by For the Love of Food
- Piquant Shrimp Balls by Food Lust People Love
- Trinidadian doubles by Caroline’s Cooking
- Andouille and Chicken Gumbo by Delaware Girl Eats
- Banana Fosters French Toast by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal by Cooking With Carlee
- Blackened Shrimp Pasta by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Cajun Courtbouillon by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Cajun Pasta Carnivale by Palatable Pastime
- Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo by The Freshman Cook
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta by Wholistic Woman
- Creole Beef and Rice Bowl by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Gluten Free Gumbo by Cricket’s Confections
- Gumbo Z’herbes by Monica’s Table
- Hawaiian Jambalaya by Shockingly Delicious
- Not So Dirty Rice by Simple and Savory
- Overnight Muffuletta Sandwich by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Shrimp Gumbo by The Chef Next Door
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya by The Crum by Cupcake
- Spicy Jambalaya Flatbread by My Life Cookbook
- Tenderloin Grillades with Cheesy Grits by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Vegetarian Muffaletta Sandwich by Hardly A Goddess
- Creole Potato Salad by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Easy Buttermilk Cornbread by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Muffaletta Wedge Salad by Shaken Together
- New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Red Beans and Rice by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Bananas Foster by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Basic Bread Pudding by What Smells So Good?
- Bourbon Vanilla Cherries Jubilee by Pies and Plots
- Easy Chocolate Lemon Doberge Cake by Crazed Mom
- Easy King Cake Cheese Ball by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Easy Mini King Cakes by Family Around The Table
- New Orleans Mardi Gras Beignets by Big Bear’s Wife
- Pecan Praline Cookies by Sunday Supper Movement
- Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake by Curious Cuisiniere
- White Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding by Gourmet Everyday
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