In the THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, Tiana shares a special gift of cooking with her father and that story is carried through at the new Tiana’s Palace at Disneyland where fans can savor the House Gumbo inspired by the one she makes in the film. Courtesy of Disney, we have a recipe so you can make Tiana’s House Gumbo at home!

Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

Ingredients:

For the Dark Roux

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

For the 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

Directions:

For the Dark Rous

  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 the 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

* Cook’s Note: Frozen sliced okra can be substituted for fresh. Add frozen okra to gumbo and heat for 5-7 minutes, until warm

And don’t forget to give a few hard kicks of hot sauce and it’s the bee’s knees!

Tiana’s Palace Menu Item – House Gumbo