Gansett Gumbo

Gumbo is a great meal idea that combine a ton of great ingredients together. It’s also a dish that pairs real well with a hearty beer. We actually made this last November with some of the last remaining cans of Fest. But since our Bock is due out this week we decided to try it with that. So grab some Gansett bock this week and make a nice pot of Gumbo.

1/3 Cup of Butter
¼ of Flour
2 Cups of Chopped Onion (one yellow / one white)
1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
1 Cup of Chopped Bell Pepper (Green)
1 Cup of Chopped Celery
½ Cup of Chopped Scallions
¼ cup of Chopped Parsley
1 Tablespoon of Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper
5 Bay Leaves
6 Cups of Organic Vegetable Broth
12 ounces of Narragansett Fest or Bock
2 lb of Medium Shrimp (peeled and devained)
1lb of Lump Crab Meat
1 Kielbasa (cubed)

1.    Roux: Combine butter and flour in large cast iron dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring slowly and constantly for 20-25 minutes. This should eventually turn into a chocolate color.
2.    Add onions, garlic, bell peppers, celery, salt, cayenne, and bay leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, for  10 minutes (or until soft). Add broth and stir to blend; simmer for 15 minutes.
3.    Add Fest/Bock, shrimp, crab meat, kielbasa, and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add parsley and scallions. Cook for 3 minutes.
4.    Serve over rice w/ Crystals Hot Sauce (or whichever you choose)
5.    Some like File powder (dried sassafrass leaves) which acts as a thickening agent…hard to come by up here in the Northeast

**I hate cooking rice, so I called the local Chinese restaurant and ordered both a large white rice and brown rice. Much easier and was under $5.00**

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on Gansett Gumbo.
  1. Imel

    Kristen, it is good to see everything is going well for you!! Congratulations on the baby!! I’m sure you will have a very fit litlte child. I will always remember you kicking my booty at Excel and enjoy reading your updates on facebook. They make me want to work out! Unfortunately my poor litlte knees hurt a lot :(

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