Hi ladies, I'm a Rhode Island Nestie, just visiting with a cooking question. I hope I'm not intruding and you can give me some tips!
My friends and I have an annual cook-off, and it's this weekend. This year's theme is New Orleans. I have gone back and forth for the past 2 months since the date was announced about what to make, and therefore have put it off until the last minute and haven't practiced anything. In a "throw caution to the wind" maneuver, I've decided to try a gumbo. I've never made it before, so I know I'm taking a risk, but I'm a decent cook, so I feel pretty confident about it. I've read a bunch of recipes, and I'm thinking shrimp, crab, and maybe scallops (I don't like oysters, and I want to keep with the seafood, so no chicken or sausage). Anyone have any tips for making gumbo? Any secret ingredients or favorite recipes I could read through for ideas? Thanks so much!