Anyone who knows me knows I love the movie The Princess and the Frog. Tiana is by far my favorite Disney Princess. Why? She is hard working and never ever loses site of her dream. Two jobs and never dreams of a prince saving her. Tiana works hard! But enough about why I love Tiana, I love the entire movie! It wasn’t until I watched the movie that I learned about the dish gumbo. I had to know more about gumbo after watching the movie. I learned that it was a dish that was from New Orleans and that there were multiple ways to make it. It only took me now four years to finally make it.
Yes that is Mama Odie with Tiana and Naveen as frogs. Screen shot is taken from the movie itself as Mama Odie is stirring the gumbo in her bathtub. Yes bathtub. She is the best “fairy godmother” character ever! Like I said I love this movie!
I made gumbo with my SO (significant other guess that’s his identification from now on). DS didn’t like the gumbo so thank goodness for leftover mac and cheese courtesy of Annie’s. I like to research multiple recipes before I make a dish to get ideas of what others add to it. I use one as a guideline and then go crazy. For our gumbo recipe we used “Big Easy” Gumbo as a guideline.
- 1/2 cup
peanut oilcanola oil because we have a peanut allergy
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped sweet onion
- 2 cups chopped green bell pepper (it called for 1 we increased it)
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2 cups of mushrooms
2 teaspoons Creole seasoningtotally don’t have anything like that so we just used salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons
minced garlicgarlic salt because we forgot to buy actual garlic 3 (14-oz.) cans low-sodium chicken brothan entire box of vegetable stock plus two cups of water
4 cups shredded cooked chicken2 pounds of chicken cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 pound
andouillesausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices, we used chicken sausage
- 1 can of okra
1 1/2 cups frozen black-eyed peas, thawed1 can of black beans
- 1 pound peeled, large raw shrimp
I think you get the idea of what we added, nixed, and substituted to the original recipe. Other then ingredients, we followed it to a tee. I do wish we had Tabasco sauce to make it the bees knees (you get it if you have seen The Princess and the Frog) but we didn’t. Next time, next time. Both SO and I loved it! I was so proud of myself after I made it. Making gumbo was something off of my bucket list. Not only that but it was the first meal I made that wasn’t Italian or pasta. I’m serious!
Om nom nom! So making this again!
Question of the night: have you ever seen a movie that made you want to make a dish that was feature in it? If so what is it?