Make a light roux of the oil and flour ; add the chicken broth and seasonings . Bring to a boil ; When the broth begins to thicken , add the vegetables. Return to boiling, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for about an hour and a half .
Gumbo file (pronounced "fee-lay") is ground up sassafras leaves, a common ingredient in Cajun cooking. I can find it at my local grocery, or you can find it online at Penzey's Spices. The flavor isn't overwhelming, and it also acts as a thickening agent.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (1136g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Serving|
|Calories from Fat: 982 (58%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 109.1g||146 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.3g||72 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 29.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 59.5g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 58.3mg||2 %|
|Potassium 3561mg||94 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 168.4g||50 %|
|Dietary Fiber 21.3g||85 %|
|Sugars, other 147.1g|
|Protein 17.8g||25 %|
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Calories per serving: 1685
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