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File Powder

Original price $9.95 - Original price $9.95
Original price
$9.95 - $9.95
Current price $9.95
Size: 40 g / 1.41 oz

Filé powder is a native North American herb made from dried and ground sassafras leaves. It has a woodsy, earthy flavour reminiscent of root beer. It is as important as a thickener as a flavour most notable for the quintessential Cajun/Creole soup/stew: Gumbo, as in a crawfish pie and a jambalaya and a filé gumbo son of gun we'll have big fun on the bayou. Filé roughly means stringy, and this is important: It must be added to gumbo at the end of cooking, off the heat if boiled, it will transform your gumbo into a stringy, unappetizing mess. It is often passed at the table and added to taste.

About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

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"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."