Wild Game Gumbo

It’s time to get in touch with your southern roots. Gumbo is such a fun dish to create, especially when cooking for a crowd. After sampling many gumbo recipes and having family from Louisiana here is our go-to.

Make 1 cup of roux


  • 1 cup homemade roux
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 chopped bell pepper — red or green
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a pinch of the following:
    • creole seasoning (old bay)
    • cayenne pepper
    • salt
    • black pepper
  • 6 cups of stock (vegetable, chicken, beef, homemade wild game stock)
  • 1 lb. andouille sausage cut into pieces
  • 1.5 lbs venison cut into thin pieces
  • 1/4 cup FRESH parsley
  • 1/3 cup diced green onions
  • Rice to serve
  • 2 freshly baked baguettes

In a large stock pot, add the roux, once warm add the diced veggies (onion, celery, and bell peppers), stir for ~5 minutes. . Add the garlic, bay leaf, cayenne, creole seasoning and sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Add the stock and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Season the venison and add to the pot. Simmer for 1 hour. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface. Add the parsley and green onions. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Serve gumbo with rice!


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