Yep, a week late. Actually Tuesday nights I am at my workout so we celebrated Fat Tuesday over the weekend. On the menu, Prosecco hurricanes, crunchy baked shrimp, a cheese tray with my favorite stinky cheese (it’s good to have friends in cheesy places that know what you like), and finally sausage and chicken gumbo. I leave the gumbo cooking to my husband, I stuck to the cocktails and appetizers.
Oh, I did help stir the roux, it take about 30 minutes so tag team stirring is helpful. I love the nuttiness of the roux, it is worth all the effort. This is the gumbo recipe he prefers though to him it is merely a guideline. This version had a light roux, low heat, smoked sausage, and chicken so tender it was like butta. No two gumbos are ever the same in our house.