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Is Gumbo supposed to be watery like soup or more like a stew like thick?

Or either? I never made gumbo or had it at a real place where they know how to make it. Im making okra, sausage and shrimp gumbo. Its still watery or should i add more flour?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Apr. 3, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • when i had it it was not very runny, but i don't think it was as thick as stew. i thought the okra thickened it?

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:28 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Neither. It's supposed to be soupy. Soupy can be thick but smooth.

    Answer by Imogine at 8:29 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • It's more like a stew with a thick sace. Not thick as in pudding though, still a soup consistancy, but not super watery. Does that make sense? If it's still watery then let it simmer for a while. Maybe add about a teaspoon of flour or cornmeal to help thicken it up.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:35 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Don't add any more flour.. It may make it too think.. Just continue boiling!! I actually like mine soupy!!

    Answer by MissLoveLyfe at 9:07 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Thick**

    Answer by MissLoveLyfe at 9:07 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • soupy. :) yummy, I'd love a bowl. :)

    Answer by Sofiabug at 11:03 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Mine is like a stew

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 11:32 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • stew like

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 11:55 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Huh. Looks like it just depends on the chef!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 3:23 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I think it should be a bit thick.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:27 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

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