*File powder, also called Gumbo File, is a spice made from dried and ground sassafras leaves. It is used in the making of some types of gumbo, a Creole and Cajun soup/stew. It is sprinkled sparingly over gumbo as a seasoning and a thickening agent, giving it a distinctive flavor and texture. File can provide thickening when okra is not in season.
This recipe for Creole Seafood Gumbo serves/makes: 6 - 8 servings
The Cajun Seafood Gumbo recipe is adopted from The Cajun Cuisine - 1985.Main Ingredient: Seafood Mix (more Seafood Mix recipes)