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Guys/Gals,

Every year I cook gumbo for my sons B-Day party and I always am looking for new ideas as far as side dishes and such!! What do you typically have with your Gumbo??
 

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White rice, fresh French bread and Tabasco.

Gumbo don't need no side dish.

But seeing as how it's for your sons party, maybe some fresh cornbread, fried shrimp, fried pickles... Just throwin stuff out there for you. Bacon wrapped chicken breast with a sliver of jalapeño inside cooked on the grill?
 

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White rice, fresh French bread and Tabasco.

Gumbo don't need no side dish.

But seeing as how it's for your sons party, maybe some fresh cornbread, fried shrimp, fried pickles... Just throwin stuff out there for you. Bacon wrapped chicken breast with a sliver of jalapeño inside cooked on the grill?
you forgot filé
 

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Duck Gumbo and the side would be crawfish with corn taters and onions. That will make you slap your moma.
 

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Dirty rice would maybe conflict with the flavor of the gumbo?
Mrs Soap made gumbo tonite. I usually prefer plain white rice with my gumbo, but tonite, we cooked the rice in chicken broth instead of just water. I like Knorr's boulion cubes. Use 1 1/2 cube per 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water. Gives it a nice flavor and worked well with the chicken and sausage gumbo. With a seafood gumbo I might use Knorr's shrimp boullion to cook the rice.

Just my .02
 

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you name it...it goes

French Bread,Potato Salad,Boil Eggs(in your gumbo)...fried fish,hushpuppies.....crackers with butter on top...crabs, raw oysters with homemade horseradish sauce with a twist of lemon,,,,LETS EAT..
 

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Maybe a big pot of jambalaya? If you're making seafood gumbo; make a chicken and sausage jambalaya.
 

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Don't make it confusing....white rice & french bread....I like to whip up some garlic butter to gently top the french bread, & have an abundant supply of sub-thermic Shiner Bock readily available before, during, & after the meal...
 

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shrimp brochette

I make shrimp brochette skewers on the pit with home made garlic butter.

Take shrimp and a slice of jalapeno pepper, pepper jack cheese, wrapped in bacon, brushed with the butter on the pit.
 

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Being from Gueydan, LA we always had white rice with every meal ! And on Friday nite I will serve my chicken and sausage gumbo over white rice with warm french bread and warm potato salad! My mother would be proud!
 

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It's gotta be white rice, or even brown rice because it's better for you, but never dirty rice.

If anyone can tell me where to find real French bread in this area, please let me know. There is a severe shortage of anything that even comes close West of the Sabine. :( I can get good gumbo here, but the bread simply cannot be had.
 

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It's gotta be white rice, or even brown rice because it's better for you, but never dirty rice.

If anyone can tell me where to find real French bread in this area, please let me know. There is a severe shortage of anything that even comes close West of the Sabine. :( I can get good gumbo here, but the bread simply cannot be had.[/QUOTE

Our Kroger (518) bakery here in Pearland has come up with a tolerable version. It's probably not the thick crust, heavy knead you're used to, but we like it. It is much easier than digging out the bread maker & mixing it up from scratch (which I would have to do for guests coming in from East of the Sabine as not to get critiqued too hard)...My wife combines the french & sourdough mixes when she makes it from scratch....my personal favorite
 
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