I couldn't find any at the store - what does it taste like?If it don't have okra, it ain't gumbo!!
You should be able to find it in the frozen veggy section.I couldn't find any at the store - what does it taste like?
Also, here is the link for Goob's gumbo recipe. It'll change the way you think about eating ducks in the future - its amazing!
Yep, okra is not an essential ingredient in gumbo. I like okra in my gumbo if I can find it. Its not always on the grocer's shelves here in Hooterville where both CPAjeff and I shop.I only put okra in seafood gumbo. All my others are okra-less
One of my most cherished possessions is my 2/3 empty baby food jar of homemade filet from my grandmother. It's about 30 years old now and I use it once a year in her memory. She lived to the ripe old age of 99 before passing on and it's one of the last things I have made by her. After 30 years it is still good! There are places in LA you can buy it and it's still made the old fashioned way.Some gumbos use something called filet gumbo, which is dried and powdered sassafras leaf. It is not related to okra but does have have a thickening effect, kind of like okra.
On the question of what Okra tastes like, it is a fairly mild flavored veg. It has a unique texture that some describe as being a thickener and others just call slime.
Aside from gumbo, here are two good ways to make okra. One is diced, rolled in cornmeal, and fried. Another is to take one okra pod and chop it up and cook it in your spaghetti sauce. Another is pickled. I guess that makes three, not two doesn't it?
I was once served a dish by some folks in Florida that was a kind of meat loaf with chopped up pieces of tomato and okra in it. The dish was very good.