Finally, gumbo file powder, which is made from ground sassafras, also acts as a thickener. Add the chopped onion, celery, peppers, garlic and chillies to the pan with the cayenne and the remaining 2 bay leaves. ”, Please enable functionality cookies to use this feature, Please enable targetting cookies to show this banner, 200 g quality chorizo, 1 onion, 3 sticks of celery, 3 mixed-colour peppers, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 fresh mixed-colour chillies, 2 medium sweet potatoes, 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, 4 fresh bay leaves, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 heaped tablespoon plain flour, 1 x 400 g tin of quality plum tomatoes, 300 g okra, 300 g white crabmeat , from sustainable sources, 4 sprigs of fresh curly parsley, 1 x 1.6 kg whole free-range chicken , jointed, skin on, carcass reserved (ask your butcher), 12 large raw shell-on tiger prawns , from sustainable sources, 1.5 litres quality organic chicken stock, 6 fresh Scotch bonnet chillies, 2 fresh bay leaves.