My intuition is that a Gumbo is a soup served over rice and a jambalaya has the rice mixed in during cooking. They're both wonderful but I prefer to make gumbo and serve it over the rice i cooked in an instant-pot. Besides, you can serve it over polenta, too!I was going to say Gumbo or what is the difference of the two? never been in the South.
I learned a lot watching Justin and was quite nonplused when a Cajun acquaintance blew up into a complete rant about his being a 'Counterfeit *******' who wasn't Cajun at all. His wife was, though, and possibly one grandmother. He was still funny and whipped up great chow!The rice is cooked in the Jambalaya. The sausage, chicken and trinity is browned then the rice and stock go in and it is covered and simmered until the rice is cooked. Fried okra can be added at the end.
Gumbo is a roux based stew with white rice served on the side or on top. Ettoufe is a dish where the main ingredients are cooked smothered in trinity and garlic then served over rice.
This how I understand it. I learnt this from watching Chef Justin Wilson on PBS.
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The weather is going to turn warm again later in the week but when it cools down once more, I will be right there after you. Duck leg and andouille sausage should be just the ticket. I already have the frozen okra . . .There was a place in Houston's I loved, Treebesrd's. Their jambalaya had fairly large strips of onion and bell pepper and canned tomatoes still in fairly large pieces. It was chock full of shrimp and sausage. Now I am thinking of getting some file and cooking a pot.