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Gumbo File Powder



Gumbo File Powder

Gumbo File Powder, also known as File Gumbo Powder or File Powder has been used in Creole kitchens in Louisiana from the colonial days. Traced back to the Choctaw Native Americans, it has been used as a thickener for Creole stews, Gumbos and other regional dishes such as Jambalaya.

File is made from dried sassafras leaves which are then ground. It is added to the stews to thicken them. It is added once the dish is all cooked and removed from the heat. The File Powder will thicken the dish and be ready to serve. Your recipe will tell you how and when to add it and how much to use.

Gumbo File is also as a seasoning in scallops, shrimp, rice and other Creole dishes.  If you want to give our Gumbo File Powder a full test drive, we have a Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo Recipe.  It will make you want to call your travel agent a book a flight to the next Mardi Gras.

For your Creole/Cajun pantry, we also handcraft Creole Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning, Blackening Seasoning and several other blends which share Creole roots and spice palate, such as our Rick’s Casablanca Seasoning.

Contains: Ground Sassafras Leaves

Additional information

Weight 1.000 oz
Dimensions 0.000000 × 0.000000 × 0.000000 in

1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 1.25 oz 1/2 cup jar

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