Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rustic Gumbo • Dish of the Month - June

Rustic Chicken and Andouille Gumbo.

I call this a "rustic" gumbo because it is made in the old style of using whole pieces of chicken, bones, skin, and all. The chicken is fried in the traditional way after being dusted with flour. The rest is pretty much the same. Of course you do have to watch out for bones, but the flavor this chicken imparts to the dish is great.

I made a really dark brown roux for this as well, it took a while. As you can see in the picture the gumbo is thick and luxurious. I normally serve it with rice. I really recommend you get a cast iron Dutch Oven, this recipe made just under 7 qts., plus cast iron cooks so well. I use a Lodge Dutch Oven.

I am posting the recipe HERE. This is my own recipe, but I was inspired by Chef Donald Link from his new book "Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link's Louisiana" He had a recipe he calls Fried Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. I add a few things he doesn't and vice versa. You should try this recipe, it is awesome. This gumbo is the Dish of the Month for June.


1 comment:

  1. It looks so rich and it does look luxurious. I love cooking in my Lodge Dutch Oven. Sounds good, thanks for the recipe.



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