Last night, Irm and I were invited to a traditional Louisianan dinner that I personally looked forward to attending.
The first dish that was served was the famous Gumbo. What is Gumbo? Wikipedia describes it as a “stew or soup originating in Louisiana which is popular across the Gulf Coast of the United States and into the U.S. South. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable “holy trinity” of celery, bell peppers, and onion. Traditionally, one of the key ingredients has been okra, the African plant okingumbo, from which the dish originally took its name”.
I personally describe it as a delicious combination of various meats, fish, vegetables and spices.
The taste was very unique. It was a cross between sweet (I am assuming from the variety of vegetables in it) and spicy, with a chewy, soft, and somewhat crunchy texture.
It was served with a bowl of rice, and exceptionally delicious homemade corn bread (in the shape of mini muffins).
The pictures below and above show the actual dish we had.
I enjoyed the dinner very much. The food was filling, but not fatty, which is a good thing since I don’t really enjoy fatty food.
On part 2 I will write about the dessert we had: Louisiana Bread Pudding with Whisky!