What is best to serve with gumbo? (the gumbo is chicken and smoked sausage)
Assuming you will have some rice with gumbo. We also frequently serve potato salad that you can put a dollop of in the gumbo or eat it on the side. French bread. A salad works fine with it too.
Green salad with cucs and tomatoes! Definitely French bread. File powder and hot sauce on the side. Cold beer! I could eat gumbo every day- aah!!
Rice, salad, and a bread pudding with bourbon sauce for dessert.
I like stickier rice scooped in the middle of a bowl if gumbo. the starch improves the consistency, IMO. my son isn't a big fan if the gelatinous consistency that okra lends. so I have made a habit of roasting the okra(so much better than fried and healthier to boot) and using a significant amount to scatter on top of the bowl. and it makes a very pretty and modern presentation! purists will not agree
I agree with Patti on the potato salad. Many true Cajuns actually put potato salad in their bowl of gumbo.
I always serve rice, of course, Creole Potato Salad and a big green salad.