What is gumbo file?

Answer The Gulf Coast Choctaw Indians taught early Cajun settlers to use the powdered sassafras leaves known as file as a soup thickener and seasoning. This worked so well in gumbo stew that some now call... Read More »

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About gumbo - file powder?

Go ahead without it, as with all of the other flavours it will still be robust.Dune

What is the difference between File and Creole gumbo?

Shrimp creole is a tomato based sauce. Gumbo is made from a roux, which is basically flour and oil. In my opinion Shrimp Gumbo is better than shrimp creole, however, both are delicious.

GUMBO help please.....?

This is by far the best Gumbo I have ever had or prepared. Using homemade chicken broth is best but you can use canned. I ve made this with smoked sausage when unable to get andouille, frozen shrim... Read More »

Who invented gumbo?

Though it is not known exactly who invented gumbo, the earliest consumption of it dates back to 1803 on the Acadian Coast. However, other records show that it was also being prepared and consumed i... Read More »