Today is National Gumbo Day. We Found a Deal.

Just back from eating my way across Paris and biking through Provence (for a story in 360 West Magazine)–and good thing, too, because today is National Gumbo Day. Yep, I missed National Talk Like a Parrot Day, but no way was I going to miss Gumbo Day.

To our rescue comes Fish City Grill, whose talented chef, Randy Morgan, sends us this this recipe and a note that a cup o’ gumbo at one of their FSG’s will set you back just $1 today.




Chef Randy Morgan/Fish City Grill’s Cajun Gumbo


1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

3/4 cup Andouille Sausage-medium dice

2 Cups Yellow Onions-small dice

2 Cups Celery-small dice

2 Cups Poblano Peppers-small dice

1 ½ Tablespoons Chopped Garlic

3 Each Bay Leaf

3 Teaspoons Dried Thyme

½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

1 Cup Crushed Tomatoes

3 Cups Okra –Fresh or Frozen ½ inch slice

1 ½ Cup Chicken Breast-1 inch dice

1 Quart Shrimp-peeled and deveined (reserve shells and head for broth)

3 Tablespoons File’ Powder

3 Tablespoons Parsley –chopped

10 Cups Chicken Broth


¾ Cup Vegetable Oil

1 ½ Cup Flour


Peel shrimp.  In a medium stock pot, bring to a boil shrimp shells and chicken broth, then reduce to low heat, simmer for 15 minutes.  Strain and discard shells.  In a heavy bottom stock pot, add 1 tablespoon oil and put on medium high heat.  Once hot, render Andouille, cooking down about 5 minutes stirring.  Take sausage out of pot and reserve.  In same pot, add ¾ cup vegetable oil and put back on medium high heat.  When oil is hot, add 1 ½ cup flour and whisk constantly.  Continue wisking approximately 15 minutes.  Roux should be a very dark brown.  Add back the Andouille sausage and next seven ingredients listed. Stir briskly about 30 seconds, add Worcestershire and crushed tomatoes.  Add chicken broth and stir to incorporate.  Add chicken breast and shrimp and bring to a boil.  Add file’ powder and parsley and turn on low heat and simmer about 30 minutes.

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