Cooking with Vincent: Gumbo Soup
Welcome to another Cooking with Vincent post where I attempt to recreate some of horror icon, Vincent Price’s dishes from his cookbooks! As mentioned previously we purchased to supplement A Treasure of Great Recipes which is what initially kicked off this series, and I am so glad we did! In some ways the recipes from Come into the Kitchen are a little easier to manage for me as it has a focus on American dishes, including today’s dish, which was was shockingly simple to make!
Despite the summer weather, I’ve been craving Disneyland gumbo, and it just so happens there is a recipe for Gumbo Soup in Come into the Kitchen! And it even ended up tasting similar to the steak gumbo available at Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square! Now if only I had thought to make or buy some sourdough!
I was really happy with how easy this was to do. I mean, I was quite shocked really! This recipe was almost like using a slow cooker, because despite taking roughly two and a half hours to do, about two hours of that was it simmering on the stove. It was mostly a process of cutting, chopping, and then putting the ingredients into the pot.
Unlike some of Price’s other recipes, where we were forced to make alterations, this one was true to the book.
Patrick was initially rather hesitant about this recipe, as he didn’t think it would be all that flavorful. But in the end, it ended up being rich in flavor. However, most people expect gumbo to have a lot of heat and kick to it, which this was lacking. We decided if we were to make it again, we would add some cajun seasoning and/or tabasco sauce, which may be something to consider if you make this as well.
Come Into the Kitchen is available on Amazon, as well as used copies on Ebay and Etsy.
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2 comments on “Cooking with Vincent: Gumbo Soup”
Omg this looks sooo tasty! It looks like you did a great job and it looks easy peasy. I may have to get a copy of this book! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Yummy! The gumbo looks good – I’d recommend Tony Chachere’s for spices to kick it up a notch.