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GEEK EATS: House Gumbo From Tiana’s Palace Recipe at Disneyland Resort

Since Tiana’s Palace opened at Disneyland it has been no secret that I really enjoy the House Gumbo. This is just one of many offerings on the menu at this new restaurant in New Orleans Square that is full of flavor and heart that I have enjoyed. Yes, I’ve tried everything on the menu now and have enjoyed it all.

Today, the recipe for the House Gumbo was shared by Disney, along with a video of how it is made. The video has Disney Chef Toby Hollis and Operations Manager Lindell Skinner, New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park, sharing how this gumbo is made. This was done because it was National Gumbo Day. Take a look at the video below for how to make the House Gumbo from Tiana’s Palace and then check the recipe out below that!

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GEEK EATS: House Gumbo From Tiana’s Palace Recipe at Disneyland Resort

Servings: 4

House Gumbo - Tiana's Palace

Notes

Cook’s Note: Frozen sliced okra can be substituted for fresh. Add frozen okra to gumbo and heat for 5-7 minutes, until warm.
Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby. This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

Ingredients

DARK ROUX:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

GUMBO:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 12 ounces mild andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 pound boneless chicken thighs, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning mix
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 cups chicken stock, divided

Reserved Dark Roux

  • 10 okra pods, sliced 1/2-inch thick (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, plus more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 4 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

FOR DARK ROUX:

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot Add flour and cook, whisking constantly for 15-20 minutes, until roux is deep brown in color. If necessary, lower heat to medium-low to prevent burning.
  2. Remove from heat and transfer to heat-proof bowl; set aside.

FOR GUMBO:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat for 5 minutes, until hot. Add sliced andouille sausage and cook for 5-6 minutes, until browned. Transfer to plate using slotted spoon.
  2. Season chicken thighs with Cajun seasoning and add to stockpot, scraping up any browned bits from the andouille sausage. Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, until chicken thighs are fully cooked. Transfer to plate using slotted spoon.
  3. Add remaining tablespoon of oil to stockpot and heat over medium heat for 3 minutes, until hot. Sauté onion, bell pepper, poblano pepper, and celery for 5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and dried thyme. Cook one minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add 1 cup chicken stock, making sure to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add remaining 5 cups chicken stock. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in reserved dark roux and whisk until smooth. Reduce heat to medium and continue simmering, stirring occasionally until gumbo thickens, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add oregano, parsley, okra, and reserved andouille sausage and chicken to gumbo. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, until okra begins to soften. Add additional hot sauce, salt, and pepper, as needed.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Stir to combine. Finish with fresh oregano and parsley.
  7. Spoon gumbo into bowls and top with rice.

Along with sharing the recipe, Chef Toby Hollis and Lindell Skinner share about their connections with New Orleans and food as well. Lindell said his connection with Tiana’s Palace goes back to being a New Orleans native. “My New Orleans heritage and upbringing helped me decide which food items would best connect with our guests.” Chef Toby shared about the importance of having authentic ingredients as well saying “Striving for authenticity helped me realize how each ingredient impacts the overall dish.”

The menu at Tiana’s Palace came after a trip by the Disney Culinary Team to New Orleans with the goal of helping Tiana’s Palace have the true, authentic spirit of New Orleans. Walt Disney Imagineers also traveled to New Orleans as well. How do you think they did? What do you think of this recipe? Have you had this dish? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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