Ask an average man in the street what Louisiana's most famous export might be and you could be due a litany of different answers - a man of culture might tell you it's the birth place of Jazz, a man of sophistication might tell you it's the home of Cash Money entertainment and the Hot Boys - but a man of Taste? Well he knows that the greatest export of the city is Gumbo, that melting pot of culture, flavour and cuisine, all in a single pot.
What is Gumbo? Well really truly and honestly, it's hard to define. Cajun's would tell you it's a pot of whatever happens to have been hunted that day - whether that's Ringneck's or Teal - smothered in a roux, before being braised all day in stock. A cup of potato salad might be your fixin', instead of rice, when you're out on the Bayou - however, in the city, where Creole chefs sit on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain - it might mean a lighter seafood soup, chock full of fresh oysters and crabs, thickened with a little ground sassafras root (Filé Powder) or finished with Okra. Wherever you eat Gumbo, it tells a story of migration - both willing and forced. It showcases the ingredients of the land and techniques of those who came to call it home. Really, Gumbo is everything, it's a pot where culture and history plays out in in the same rich and intangible way it does in the towns and cities of Louisiana. It is the flavour of a State and a history. We adore everything it means to Louisiana foodways, and we've been honing our Gumbo skills for a really, really long time. Now, we're excited to finally offer Gumbo as a product for home delivery.
A little about the Gumbo on sale -
Turkey and Andouille Gumbo
Braised Turkey Legs in a Rich Chocolate Coloured Roux based Gumbo, with Smoked Andouille Sausage, seasoned with our house seasoning and rich Turkey neck-bone stock.
Each order contains approximately 3 Portions - or 2 if you're feeling real hungry, if served alongside some rice or potato salad (not included).
The packs of Gumbo will be delivered frozen and we recommend keeping the Gumbo in your freezer until you're ready to serve, at which point, defrost and warm to piping hot.
Best served over rice or potato salad, with parsley and sliced green onions (spring onions), with a bottle of Crystal hot sauce to hand.
Stock is strictly limited! So first come first served.
(Direct Allergens: Gluten, Celery, Sulphites) Please note Gumbo is produced in a kitchen that handles all 14 Allergens and therefore cannot be guaranteed as Allergen free,