New Orleans Gumbo
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give New Orleans Gumbo a try. This recipe serves 8. Watching your figure? This dairy free recipe has 333 calories, 31g of protein, and 10g of fat per serving. It is a rather cheap recipe for fans of Cajun food. This recipe from Taste of Home requires shrimp, bell pepper, chicken broth, and flour. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as New Orleans "Best" Gumbo, New Orleans Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage, and New Orleans Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage.
In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in the rice, celery, onion and garlic. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, combine the tomatoes, chicken, kielbasa, thyme, pepper, bay leaves and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Stir in shrimp and green pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and gumbo is thickened. Discard bay leaves.
Remove rice from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes; stir in parsley.
Recommended wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Rose Wine, Albarino
Gumbo works really well with Sauvignon Blanc, rosé Wine, and Albarino. These low-tannin, lower alcohol wines will complement the heat in spicy cajun dishes, instead of making your mouth burn more. You could try Freemark Abbey Sauvignon Blanc. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 16 dollars per bottle.
Freemark Abbey Sauvignon BlancThe 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is pretty with a light greenish straw color. The initial aroma is white peach, with lemon grass, subtle mandarin orangeand a slight oak spice. The flavor expresses a minerality complimenting fruit components of citrus, green melon, lemon grass and mandarin orange.