It’s 4 days until Thanksgiving and it’s all about cooking for the family this week. I am really looking forward to spending time with my family and eating.
Our family traditional Thanksgiving meal consist of: Turkey stuffed with oyster dressing…yummy, seafood Gumbo, baked ham, baked macaroni, cornbread dressing, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed mirlitons, and sweet potato pies. We cook more, but these are main dishes we just have to have.
So thinking about Thanksgiving last weekend, I was craving Gumbo, so I made a small pot. Unfortunately, I’m unable to get the ingredients I’m use to because I live in the Midwest now and blue crabs are not available, so I added snow crabs……(I’m ashamed), but it still was good. It’s also hard to find Andouille sausage here….It’s a cajun smoked sausage that’s used in many dishes at home (New Orleans), but I managed. Here are some of my pictures of my delicious Gumbo.
I just couldn’t wait any longer, I had to make it.
Gumbo has many different variations, but my family version of Gumbo has the following ingredients:
Meat: turkey necks, chicken gizzards, shrimp, Andouille sausage, and crab legs. Seasonings: onion, bell peppers, celery, thyme, cayenne pepper, paprika, parsley and a little file’ at the end.