Sunday 17 March 2013

Coca-Cola Bayou Gumbo

As I've mentioned before, I bought a recipe book called "Cooking with Coca-Cola" when I was on holiday in America last year. I've already made this "Perfect Brisket" and wanted to try another savoury recipe, and this time went for fish.
Bayou gumbo is traditionally a Cajan dish; a bayou, for those who don't know, is a body of water in a low-lying area and are common to the area around the Mississippi and Louisiana in particular. A gumbo is a kind of stew, that can be meat but is often shellfish; it originated in Louisiana. This recipe uses Coca-Cola to flavour the broth; I adapted the recipe however to use the fish that I had available - it asks for 'fish fillets' and crabmeat, so I used tinned crab, a white fish fillet from the freezer and a piece of salmon. The recipe also needed a cup of clam broth - I have no idea if you can get hold of that in the UK - and okra, which I've never eaten and didn't fancy trying on this particular occasion! So here's my version of the recipe:
To serve two:
1 white fish fillet
1 salmon fillet
1 small tin crabmeat
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
tin of chopped tomatoes
3 cups cooked rice- or one pouch of microwaveable rice!
1/2 onion, chopped
Cut the fish into pieces


Put the fish and all the other ingredients in a deep pan, apart from the rice.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-20 minutes.  Season.

Serve with rice - and that's it!

This was a tasty and easy dinner; I couldn't particularly taste the cola but I guess that's the idea!

1 comment:

  1. i don't think i fancy that,and i know someone who would definately turn his nose up at that.


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