Road trip time * Gumbo cook off

Hi Monday Readers ! Today’s road trip with Tom and Lisa we are in Opealousas for the annual Gumbo cook off held this weekend .

French:les Opelousas) is a small city in St, Landry parish. Which takes its name from the Native American tribe that had occupied the area before Europeans arrived in the Territory in 1690. Home to many spice company its comely known as being -Perfectly Seasoned .

The 13th annual Opelousas Gumbo Cook-Off heats up with live music, a kids’ activity area, silent and live auctions, food, drinks, dancing, and, of course, lots of gumbo—all held in downtown Opelousas. Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place; and the winner receives a specially designed Gumbo Cook-Off Champ Paddle from last year’s champ.
Winners will be announced at 4 pm. All proceeds will benefit a local child and family who are burdened with medical and related expenses.

Monday’s Recipe :

So get ready and Cook :  Chicken and Okra Gumbo

  • 1-3 lb chicken cut up
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 1 lb okra sliced
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salt & pepper chicken and brown until golden brown. in a large pot with oil. Remove chicken from post and add onions,okra,green peppers and fcook slowly until soft About 1 hour. Add in water and chicken -cook another hour. Taste for seasoning, And serve with hite rice.

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