Filé Gumbo
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
4-6 servings
Gumbo, the ultimate Cajun food. It's really just a thick stew served with rice, and isn't nearly as difficult or exotic as some TV chefs will make you think it is. Here's the simple, home cooking version my family actually cooks in Louisiana. This recipe uses chicken and sausage, but you can use anything that swims, flies, walks or crawls. Shrimp, alligator, turkey, ham, anything you like. This one is also a filé (sassafras powder) gumbo, which means no okra. If you prefer okra, you can add some, I just don't really like it that much if it's not fried. If you can't find filé in your area, it can be mail ordered, or you can leave it out, but the results will not be as good without it.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , stew , cajun , gumbo , north-american , poultry , main-dish , american , meat , southern-u.s. , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (40.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 244.68 Calories from Fat 209.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.33g 143.57%
Saturated Fat 1.84g 36.8%
Trans Fat 0.57g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 5.43mg 0.91%
Total Carbohydrate 9.89g 13.18%
Dietary Fiber 3.41 g 54.64%
Sugars 0.81 g %
Protein 2.13g 17.05%
Vitamin A 3643.14IU% Vitamin C 0.53mg%
Calcium 22.2mg% Iron 1.86mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onion, green bell pepper, stalks celery, cooked diced chicken, smoked sausage, dash hot pepper sauce