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Friday, February 19, 2021

Louisiana Gumbo! Taste of the South

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Sorry I've been M.I.A. this week. I'll be publishing and returning comments and emails here shortly. I decided almost on a whim that I was going to pack up Allison and Kyle (Mariah's boyfriend) and take a drive down to New Orleans this week. Before anyone wants to throw shade, all of the activities we had planned, other than sleeping, involved walking the city to see the houses and historical sites, and driving around looking at the houses that decorated for the occasion. I figured it would probably be the only time in my lifetime that Mardi Gras wouldn't be elbow to elbow with tourists since there are no parades or parties being held this year, so off we went. Jason wasn't able to get the time off of work, and I felt bad that he was going to miss out on getting some of that delicious grub Louisiana is known for. So, before we left I cooked him up a huge batch of this Louisiana Gumbo, a Golden Blossom Honey recipe, as a small consolation prize. 
 
 
This isn't something that I would normally make at home since I have never been a seafood eater, but I knew it had all of the ingredients that the hubs normally loves in a dish, so why not give him a little treat? I did have a small sampling myself because I'm always up for trying new things, and thought it was actually pretty good. Since this is more in Jason's flavor palate, he mentioned several times how much he liked it, so it would be a hit with any seafood lover, I'm sure. Now, my groceries-to-go shopper forgot to include the green pepper that I ordered for this recipe, so I substituted that with a jalapeno pepper that I had on hand at home, which added a huge kick of spice to the dish. If you like spice, I'd say that was a happy surprise at how much more depth it added to the dish. If you don't like spice though, I think any mild pepper you have available will work well here. 

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons olive oil
4 large ribs celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, chopped with their juices
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped okra, partially thawed
1 (4 1/2 ounce) can medium shrimp, drained
1 (6 1/2 ounce) can lump crabmeat, drained
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes

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25 comments:

  1. Hope Texan freeze did not catch you over in Louisianan! You do have a tendency of causing havoc wherever you travel LOL

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    1. We hit nothing but black ice in Alabama. It was a nightmare that added 3 hours onto our drive since we had to go so slow. You are right. I tend to bring chaos wherever I go LOL!

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  2. I'm not a fan of creole food because I tend to shy away from spicy or any type of heat. I'm all about sweet flavors. Good for you that you were able to get away! It stinks that your husband couldn't join, but sometimes a little adventure is all we need. If anyone throws shade tell them to mind their own business!

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    1. Yes, I think we could all use a little more adventure these days, after being cooped up for a year. Thankfully, everything was set up for perfect social distancing in NOLA, so we were able to take in the sights and stay safe.

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  3. I’ve not had much Creole food, so I don’t know, but the gumbo looks good and I bet the honey gives it the right sweetness with the crabmeat. That’s awesome that you got to go to New Orleans! How long was the drive? Did you have a beignet and a cafe au lait?

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    1. The drive was supposed to be 14 hours, but turned into a little over 17 because we hit bad weather in Mississippi and Alabama. Lots of black ice and cars sliding off the road. But we got there in one piece, so it was all good in the end. Yes, we got beignets and cafe au laits twice while we were there. So dang good and makes me want to move south just so I can have them every day!

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    2. I would LOVE those treats! Sorry about the scary drive. Ugh!

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  4. I should finaly try to make gumbo, looks yummy!

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    1. I hope you do! I'd love to see what twist you put on your dish!

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  5. Great that you could give him a little taste and he enjoyed it. Yeah, I run from seafood though haha Getting out and about with it without elbow to elbow is a win too.

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    1. You could make chicken gumbo and probably be ok. No elbow to elbow this year. It was really nice walking the city without a throng of people in the way.

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  6. I've never had gumbo but it sounds good.

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  7. I imagined how delicious this dish was ... shrimp, crab and scallops all in one dish.
    It must be delicious !.

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  8. That's awesome that you whipped him up this fabulous dish! I hope you are having fun in NOLA, and I hope you got to sample some beignets!

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    1. The beignets were amazing! We had a fabulous time. Hardly any tourists and lots of cool things to see. Can't wait to share my pics with you all soon!

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  9. I hardly even noticed that Mardi Gras happened at all this year! So I'm glad that you were able to celebrate for me. I'd be very comfortable having an outdoor activity with my pod, so no shade here. Indeed, I can't wait for the snow to melt so that I can!

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    1. Fingers crossed spring is here before we know it. I am so over all of this snow in the Midwest!

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  10. This look very delicious. Thank you for sharing recipe.

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