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    Cool Gumbo:

    So gents the word of the day is

    "Gumbo"

    The question of the day is

    Creole vs Cajun and why ???

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    Creole generally has more tomatoes and okra in their versions, Mine is a sort of combo of Cajun and Creole. I say find about ten gumbo recipes and look at the similarities and differences and make your own. Only real rule of thumb is to use the trinity and make a good roux, otherwise the sky is the limit and their are a million different gumbo recipes out there so it's not like there is one ruling kind that dictates "This is Gumbo". There are also Caribbean gumbos out there too.
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    I prefer Cajun. It's a personal thing. I don't like the tomatoes found in the Creole. Plus, as a "general" rule the Cajun will have a bit darker bolder rue and use a variety of meats (not just seafood that's found in most Creole gumbo). It's like Nightblade said it's very ambiguous. We're talking very loose parameters no matter if it's Creole or Cajun. Like BBQ or chili...Everybody has there own little variation.

    The thing that absolutely cracked me up in Culinary school was when we made big batches of Chili for different charity events as a fund raiser. Every Chef in the school house would stop by and add their "secret" to an outstanding chili. It eventually got a little irritating.
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    I'll echo... 'First you start with your roux' the rest is wide open. Our gumbo pot would run for several days and could move from seafood to chicken to pork to whatever we killed that day. Squirrel, ducks, 'coon, dove, quail, they all ultimately made their way into the pot.
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    Let me tell you

    Finding Gumbo File' in Sandpoint Idaho is a Challenge

    But I have found it, so I am leaning Cajun now

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Let me tell you

    Finding Gumbo File' in Sandpoint Idaho is a Challenge

    But I have found it, so I am leaning Cajun now
    That's where i broke the rules. I always used okra because I liked It but I liked to garnish with a little File' at the end because I liked the flavor it added.
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    Maybe you Guys would have more than "6" posts in this thread, if you would show some Gumbo Pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Maybe you Guys would have more than "6" posts in this thread, if you would show some Gumbo Pics!
    Sounds like somebody is a "GUMBO VOYEUR"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Maybe you Guys would have more than "6" posts in this thread, if you would show some Gumbo Pics!
    It don't last dat long!
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    So last week we were in Phoenix at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino. I had the very best Shrimp Gumbo since I left Houston, Texas 21 years ago, see photo.
    okra is a must for me.
    It's a restaurant in a Casino in the middle of an Arizona desert! Go figure. BTW it's called the Ocean Trail. I guess I like Creole best, reason being
    I don't like Opossum, Nutria and Robins shot with a BB gun in front of the restaurant while I'm eating there (true story). The special of the day was
    Robin Gumbo, fresh! I do love both

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