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Old 03-12-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Oyster Gumbo

Oysters are way out of my wheelhouse but impulsively bought a shucked pint of them in the market today. So I'm going to make a gumbo with the oysters, chicken thighs, smoked sausage and okra.
Pretty much normal gumbo except, as always, poblanos instead of bell peppers and replace some of the stock with the oyster liquor.
I guess I'll just add the well rinsed oysters in the last 5 minutes. Does that timing sound about right?

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Old 03-12-2015, 02:09 PM   #2
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You have my mouth watering SL!! That sounds just outstanding in every good way.
Yup, you don't want to overcook those lil darlings.......

IF you feel up to it, we'd love your own personal recipe. TIA
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:57 PM   #3
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Oysters are way out of my wheelhouse but impulsively bought a shucked pint of them in the market today. So I'm going to make a gumbo with the oysters, chicken thighs, smoked sausage and okra.
Pretty much normal gumbo except, as always, poblanos instead of bell peppers and replace some of the stock with the oyster liquor.
I guess I'll just add the well rinsed oysters in the last 5 minutes. Does that timing sound about right?
No,no,no.........., Do Not Rinse the oysters! Poach them at the end for 1-2 minutes, 5 will over cook them! I might stick with the bell peppers as the poblanos could over power the oyster flavor.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Thanks Kayelle.
I really suck at recipes.
I'm browning three thighs in 1/2 cup olive oil as I type this. I cook with what's on hand and it seldom turns our exactly the same twice in a row. For instance, the only stock I have right now is a highly condensed turkey stock out of the freezer.
After I'm done, will try to edit original post with the final recipe.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:31 PM   #5
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No,no,no.........., Do Not Rinse the oysters! Poach them at the end for 1-2 minutes, 5 will over cook them! I might stick with the bell peppers as the poblanos could over power the oyster flavor.
? Calm down buddy.
I read a bunch of posts on various sites that warned of bits of shell and such that should be rinsed away. And I've a hunch there'll be a little flavor left in reserved liquid (liquor).

Thanks for the suggestion of 1-2 vrs. 5 min.

Poblanos vrs. bells? Well I just always make that substitution. Have you tried it? I think the sausage, okra, chicken, cumin, corriander, hot sauce and filet powder will tend to overpower it too.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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I just opened the jar a dumped these disgusting things into a strainer. Do I chop them up or cook them whole? They're about the size of fried egg.
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Turn off the heat, dump in the oysters and serve.
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I just opened the jar a dumped these disgusting things into a strainer. Do I chop them up or cook them whole? They're about the size of fried egg.



I might cut them in half.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:04 AM   #9
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The gumbo turned out OK but, in all honesty, I'd say more in spite of, than because of the oysters. I rarely say never but I think I'm done with them for this decade anyway.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:29 AM   #10
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I'm sorry your oyster test didn't work out, but thanks for the heads up. I might have tried a gumbo as well.
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