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Gumbo comes to us from Louisiana and is part of the states foodie heritage. Gumbo is made up from a rich stock and can have a variety of vegetable and meat ingredients but the "holy trinity" of vegetables (onions, celery, and bell pepper) is considered to be most authentic. Protein in the gumbo can be anything from shrimp, to sausage, to chicken. You'll even find alligator gumbo. The gumbo is thickened with one of three things: file powder (ground sassafras leaves), roux, or okra (a vegetable known for its thickening agent). Gumbo, like chili and barbecue sauce, has strong believers in "right" and "wrong" ways to make it. Our suggestion is to try some recipes and see what you like!

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Bayou Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating10 reviews 2 comments


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photo: CDKitchen

Sausage, shrimp, okra and rice provide all the great flavors of a classic Louisiana style gumbo in this recipe but with the ease of the crock pot.

 
crock pot, stovetop


Cajun-Style Fish Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating2 reviews


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Made with tomatoes, salmon filet, okra, bay leaf, tilapia filet, real or imitation seafood mix, black pepper, salt, hot sauce

 
stovetop


New Orleans Shrimp Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review


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photo: CDKitchen

Don't let let the lengthy recipe directions scare you off, this is the best gumbo you'll ever have.

 
stovetop


Cajun Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating2 reviews 1 comment


Cajun Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

Made with green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, bay leaves, oregano, cayenne, clam juice, diced tomatoes, Andouille sausage

 
stovetop


Alligator or Crocodile Gumbo

Alligator or Crocodile Gumbo

Made with butter, parsley, green onions, garlic, red bell pepper, celery, green bell pepper, okra, stewed tomatoes, cayenne pepper

 
stovetop


Andouille Sausage Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating5 reviews


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Made with celery, garlic, andouille sausage, chicken broth, Cajun spice, dried thyme, bay leaves, black pepper, salt, frozen sliced okra

 
stovetop


New Orleans File Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating2 reviews 1 comment


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photo: CDKitchen

Made with basil, bay leaves, thyme, file powder, chicken stock, beef stock, bay scallops, shrimp, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper

 
stovetop


Smoked Sausage Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating3 reviews


Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Made with dried oregano, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, all-purpose flour, olive oil, Polish sausage, onion, green bell pepper, celery, carrot

 
stovetop, crock pot


Seafood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo made on National Gumbo Day October 12
photo: willieinc

Made with tomatoes -- peeled, chopped, garlic, green bell pepper, celery, onion, fresh okra -- chopped, flour, butter, water, jumbo shrimp -- raw

 



Spicy Cajun Gumbo
This recipe has a 4 star rating3 reviews


Spicy Cajun Gumbo

Made with chicken broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, corn, garlic, olive oil

 
stovetop, crock pot


Louisiana Gumbo
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review


Louisiana Gumbo

Made with onions, flour, garlic, water, parsley, salt and pepper, bell pepper, meat, celery

 
stovetop


Creole Seafood Gumbo With Lobster And Scallops
This recipe has a 5 star rating1 review


Creole Seafood Gumbo With Lobster And Scallops

Made with bay leaf, salt, chicken stock or canned broth, cayenne pepper, garlic, ground nutmeg, parsley, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, okra

 
stovetop



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