Blue Bayou Restaurant is best known for being
the restaurant located inside the
Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
They are also known for their Cajun and Creole dishes.
You can now enjoy their delicious Gumbo at home
following this easy recipe. Enjoy!!
Blue Bayou Gumbo
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced onions
2 quarts chicken broth
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (you can increase this amount if you prefer it spicier)
1 cup diced canned tomatoes
12 ounces frozen cut okra (can also substitute with fresh okra)
2-3 cooked chicken breasts, diced (or cooked steak, cubed; or shrimp*)
2-3 cups pre-cooked Andouille sausage, sliced
2 cups cooked white rice (cook according to package directions)
Melt butter in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add flour and stir constantly to create a roux. When the roux is a caramel-color, add in celery and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes. Pour in chicken broth. Mix in the salt, white pepper and cayenne. Let simmer 5 minutes. Now add in the tomatoes, okra, cooked chicken and sausage. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 1 hour.
While the gumbo is simmering, prepare 2 cups of cooked rice according to package directions. Set aside.
When the gumbo is done, put 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared rice in the bottom of your serving bowls. Now ladle the hot gumbo on top. Garnish with parsley and serve hot. Don't forget to make Disneyland's Cafe Orleans Mickey Beignets for dessert. Yum!!
*If adding shrimp: Don't add it until near the end of the cooking time and make sure to cook it all the way through before serving.
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