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Gumbo File Powder

Gumbo File Powder | Savory Spice
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1/2 Cup Jar  
Net 1.30oz
$5.80
 

1/2 Cup Jar - $5.80
Bottle Size: 4.25" x 2"
1/2 Cup Jar
(Per Ounce Cost: $4.46)


Details

American Pantry

Gumbo filé is the powdered, dried leaves of the sassafras tree. This tree is native to the east coast from Maine to Florida and stretches west along the Gulf Coast to Mexico. The Choctaw Indians first used sassafras as a seasoning. When the French Canadians went south to Louisiana, they quickly adapted the Choctaw methods of using sassafras in cooking.

Sassafras roots use to be an essential ingredient of root beer.

Gumbo filé powder is the essential flavoring and thickening ingredient of gumbo and can also be used to perk up sauces and gravies. Gumbo filé is generally added after the dish has been removed from the heat, but before it cools as it becomes stringy when cooked.

Dietary Information

Salt-Free
Sugar-Free
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegetarian
Vegan
MSG-Free
Dairy-Free
Garlic-Free
Onion-Free
Sweetener-Free
Black Pepper-Free
Capsicum-Free
Corn-Free


Flavor of Gumbo File Powder

This powder made from the dried leaves of the sassafras tree is earthy with woody notes and pairs well with thyme and bay.

Uses of Gumbo File Powder

Essential flavoring and thickening ingredient for gumbo. Can also be used to perk up sauces and gravies. Add after removing dish from the heat, as it can become stringy when cooked.

Gumbo File Powder Recipe

For 3-4 T of mix: Blend 1 T pepper with 2 t salt, mustard powder, and filé, and 1/2 t thyme, cumin, and cayenne


Gumbo File Powder Reviews