Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Mardi Gras Gumbo (redux)

In celebration of Fat Tuesday I’m reposting my gluten-free Mardi Gras Gumbo recipe.  Delicious food from the heart of the French District?  Yes, please!  Hope ya’ll enjoy this taste of New Orleans.

What you need:

  • 1 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 lbs. Andouille sausage links
  • 3/4 c. coconut oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1 c. almond flour
  • 1 c. brown rice
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 sweet yellow onions
  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • Sea salt – to taste

What you do:

Start making your roux sauce.  In a skillet on medium heat, combine the coconut oil, and flour.  Stir constantly until the roux sauce turns dark brown—about 30 minutes.

Cook the rice according to the packaging directions.  I like to add a couple shakes of sea salt and a spoonful of coconut oil to the boiling water for flavor.

Chop the onions, pepper, and potatoes and add to the roux mixture.  Press the garlic, add it to the skillet and mix in well.  Toss in the bay leaves and spices. Cook until the onions are translucent and the peppers have softened.

In a separate skillet, brown the ground beef.  Cut the Andouille links into bit-sized slices.  Add all the meat and the beef broth to the skillet with the roux and vegetables.

Let the mixture simmer on medium heat, uncovered, for about 30 minutes.  As it simmers remove any fat/oil that rises to the surface.  Add the green onion and remove the bay leaves.

Serve over brown rice and garnish with finely chopped parsley.

Bon a petite!

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4 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Mardi Gras Gumbo (redux)

  1. storiesbywilliams
    March 4, 2014

    Oh yeah! You ever make Paella too?

    • Audrey
      March 7, 2014

      Oh yes, paella is amazing! Saffron is hands-down my favorite spice. So yum!

  2. claywatkins
    March 4, 2014

    Looks absolutely delicious! I had to settle for a chipotle bowl! Yum.

    • Audrey
      March 7, 2014

      Oooh, that’s definitely not a bad choice!

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