Five Quick and Easy Gumbo Recipes
There are so many ways to cook Gumbo, from the classic Cajun and Creole styles, to the meats, seafood and vegetables added to give it a little twist. It all starts with a good Roux and my Mom’s Gumbo recipe is the inspiration for our Jambalaya Girl Gumbo Base with Roux Mix.
1 – Gumbalaya
Bring New Orleans right to your home – live stream WWOZ Radio broadcasting from the French Quarter, get a pot of Jambalaya and a pot of Gumbo cooking on your stove for a flavorful dining experience. Serve Gumbo over Jambalaya Rice instead of white rice for double the flavor!
Get the best of both Jambalaya Girl Gumbo Mix and Jambalaya Mix.
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2 – Easy Rotisserie Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Save time on the family meal by using the meat from a Rotisserie Chicken instead of cooking raw chicken.
You will need:
1 lb. Rotisserie Chicken meat, shredded
1 lb. Smoked Sausage, sliced
6 cups water
Follow the instructions on the box (boil the water, give it a good whisk) and dinner is done!
3 – Seafood Gumbo
Shrimp, crawfish, crab and/or oysters all taste fantastic with this roux. To prepare it as a Seafood Gumbo – add seafood to pot 20 minutes before cooking is completed.
4 – Beef Stew Gumbo with Carrots, Potatoes, Celery and Mushrooms
This is a hearty one pot dish using Jambalaya Girl Gumbo Base with Roux. Recipe submitted by Jan from Tullahoma, TN. Thanks Jan!
5 – Shrimp Etouffee (using Gumbo as the Roux base, only 3 WW Smart Points)
Easy Shrimp Etouffee Recipe using Jambalaya Girl Gumbo Base. Only 3 WW Smart Points for Weight Watchers. Recipe from WWFitFoodie.
6 –Lagniappe Leftovers!
A little something extra . . . with all of these dishes, if you’re lucky you will have some leftovers, and Gumbo tastes even better the next day.
Here’s a twist that comes from Southwest Louisiana, Cajun country – serve your leftover Gumbo over Potato Salad instead of rice. It’s delicious!