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Will these types of pots work for cooking gumbo?

I will be hosting a party and need to purchase a larger pot to cook gumbo for the number of guests I will be having. I currently cook gumbo in a smaller thick-bottom All-clad pot. The roux is peanut ...
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Gumbo file is slimey and too thick.

I used a new type of file powder in gumbo that I have made many times. It came out too thick and slimey. I can thin it down with some chicken stock. How can I fix the slimey texture. It is very ...
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Can I use just flour instead of roux in my gumbo

I'm scared of making roux. Hot oil=Scary! Can I use just flour instead of roux when making gumbo? Will it thicken the soup in a similar way?
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Submerging chicken carcass twice

I need to make chicken stock so I bought a 3 lb fryer chicken today. Obviously my plan was to roast the chicken tonight, take meat off the bones and then use the carcass to make the stock tomorrow. ...
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Please Help Me Solve a Gumbo Roux Mystery

I’ve got a question about gumbo and roux that has me stumped, I’m hoping somebody out there can solve the mystery. I made a gumbo on Sunday. First I made the roux, using equal parts flour and oil, ...
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Why did my gumbo stored in a metal pot refrigerated overnight change?

I make gumbo all the time and offered to make some for a event I was attending today. I cooked 6 gallons in three separate batches. I added them to a 8 gallon metal pot. I let it cool for a few hours ...
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Why does the roux separate from my gumbo?

I love gumbo, and make it about once or twice a month. However, I've noticed that my roux will occasionally separate from my stew and float up to the surface. I've sampled it, just to see if it had ...
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Is it ok to use frozen okra in gumbo?

I would like to make some gumbo, but I can not find fresh okra locally. Is it ok to use frozen okra sourced from a Indian supermarket instead?
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Frozen veggies meets gumbo = flavorless. How to add flavor?

So, last time I made gumbo, I got the veggies chopped (onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic) and then realized I had prepped twice as much as I needed. I froze the extra ingredients, labeled for ...
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Secrets of Gumbo

I like the idea of Gumbo, but I have had limited success in making it. . It seems to be a very varied dish and two recipes which call themselves gumbo can seem to have little in common. So I am ...