|1 Pound Pouch||$13.99|
Description: Gumbo File` is a seasoning made from the ground, dried leaves of the Sassafras Tree; used to flavor Creole foods.
Usage: Stir Gumbo File` into the dish right after it is removed from the heat and just before serving. Recipes for Gumbo File`
Storage: Store in a cool dry place, away from heat, light, and humidity.
Gumbo File`, also referred to as File` Powder, is an integral part of Creole cooking. It is primarily used to flavor and to thicken gumbos, which is a thick stew-like dish of meat or seafood and vegetables generally served over rice. The name "gumbo" is derived from an African word meaning Okra. Gumbo File` is believed to have been first used in the Louisiana Bayou area by the Choctaw Indians, thus becoming an much used ingredient in New Orleans cuisine.
Spicy Chicken Gumbo
Cook chicken, remove from bone, and shred. Cook butter and flour until golden. Stir in onion and garlic. Stir in tomatoes, water, pepper, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, salt, okra, and Tabasco. Simmer 1 hour. Stir in chicken. Blend file gumbo with 2 cups of water or chicken broth and combine with gumbo. Serve over rice.
Peel and devein shrimp. Cook oil and flour in Dutch oven over medium heat until dark caramel color. Reduce to low, add onion and bell pepper and sauté 5 minutes. Add broth, stirring until blended. Stir in garlic and next 3 ingredients; cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add shrimp and green onions, cook covered 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in file gumbo. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Information (per 100 grams)
|Calories from Fat||63||Total Carbohydrates||64 g|
|Total Fat||7 g||Dietary Fiber||21 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g||Sugars||35 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g||Protein||9 g|
*Values are calculated from literature and are not based on actual analysis.