Chilau 11th Avenue Gumbo is a flavorful base that captures the essence of coastal cooking, where seafood is fresh and plentiful. We crafted the 11th Avenue Gumbo recipe from a carefully selected mix of herbs and spices in a tomato based sauce with a higher concentration of the "Holy Trinity" (Onion, Bell Pepper, Celery). This flavor is perfect for bringing traditional Gumbo to the next level and an excellent flavor enhancer when you want more of that Southern Pizazz.
- Bold Gulf Coast Flavor with onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and a spicy kick of cayenne pepper.
- All natural - Zero MSG or High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Fat: 0g
- Carbs: 2g
- Sodium: 200mg
Water, Tomato Paste, Spices, Sea Salt, Granulated Onion, Granulated Garlic, Cayenne Chile Powder, De Arbol Chile Powder, Lemon Juice (lemon juice from concentrate, lemon oil), Turbinado Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Flavors(custom blend of spice extract), Sassafras Leaves
- Flavor Enhancer
- Soup and Stew base
- Add to Gumbo, Jambalaya, Seafood Boil, Stew, Curry, Chowder and dips for amazing flavor upgrade
Gumbo Recipe: Add 1 Cup of Chilau Gumbo to 1 Cup of Crushed Tomatoes, 1 Cup of Seafood Stock, and add dark roux. Bring to a simmer, add a slash of lemon juice and salt to taste. Add your choice of meat, seafood and/or veggies. Serve over rice.
The Chilau brand was inspired by the traditional dish known only in Tampa and Florida coast called Crab Chilau. As the legend goes Crab Chilau (Cangrejo Enchilado) was first introduced by Cuban immigrants who voyaged to Tampa to work the cigar factories in the Ybor City District, once known as the Cigar Capital of the World. During the 1920's Ybor City was a melting pot of ethnic fusion and culture as Cuban, Spanish, Italian and African American residents embraced the dish and put their own unique spin on it. More history here