We are so excited to host you in our upcoming class! One week before class we will email everyone the complete shopping list and then a few days before class we will email the detailed recipe packet and a Zoom link. Until then, below is a list of ingredients and equipment that you’ll need.

On the menu:
Gumbo Ya Ya
Fluffy Rice
Cheesy Garlic Bread

Shopping List:

Produce:
green bell pepper
yellow onion
celery
garlic

Dairy:
parmesan cheese (Grana Padano is a good substitute)
unsalted butter

Dry Goods / Pantry:
neutral high heat oil (like safflower, or a neutral vegetable oil)
all-purpose flour
chicken stock
Louisiana-style hot sauce for serving with the gumbo (Tabasco, Louisiana Gold, Crystal…) (optional)
long-grain white rice
baguette or loaf crusty bread (like a French or Italian loaf)

Proteins:
bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
Cajun andouille sausage (or other smoked sausage like kielbasa)

Spices:
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
filé powder (optional)
cayenne pepper
garlic powder (or garlic granules)
sweet paprika
dried oregano
dried thyme
bay leaves

Equipment List:
General equipment:
Chef’s knife
Cutting board
Measuring cups and spoons
Garlic press (optional)

For the gumbo:
Oven-safe baker or metal pan with sides large enough to hold all of the chicken
5-6 quart stock pot or dutch oven (stainless steel or light color on the inside)
Wooden spoon or spatula for the roux
Whisk (optional)

For the rice:
Medium saucepan with lid for cooking rice
Fork for rice

For the garlic bread:
Baking sheet for the garlic bread
Serrated knife
Cheese grater
Pastry brush (optional, but really useful for the garlic bread)

Grocery Shopping Resources:

Althas Cajun Spices
201 E Meeker St, Kent, WA 98032
www.althascajunspices.com
Local store with spices and dry goods to stock a cajun pantry.

Cajun Grocer
www.cajungrocer.com
Mail order source for specialty ingredients.