Gumbo File Powder

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Made from the ground leaves of the native sassafras tree, gumbo filé powder has its roots in Choctaw cuisine. Later adopted as a thickener for gumbos and stews when okra was not in season, it has become a staple in Cajun and Creole cuisine. With its earthy, slightly citrusy aroma, we love it in soups, stews, jambalaya, and of course gumbo!

1oz Bag

Contains: Sassafras, thyme.

  • Botanical Name: Sassafras albidum, Thymus vulgaris
  • Alternative Names: Filé
  • Tasting Notes: Earthy, savory, citrus, herbal
  • Pairs Well With: Seafood, vegetables, okra
  • Try In: Gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish pie
  • Special Tips: Gumbo filé is a powerful thickening agent and should be added after food has finished cooking. Many people use it as a table condiment to avoid over thickening


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