Gumbo

Debuting in the late 18th century, this savory Creole stew is a melting pot of French, Spanish and African flavors. Its name derives from gambo (a Bantu word for "okra"), the ingredient traditionally used to thicken the dish. Although every Louisiana cook swears by a signature version, gumbos are united by the use of a rich, dark roux, and nearly all include fresh Gulf Coast shrimp or crayfish. Other than that, almost anything can go into the cooking pot.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
3.7
 out of 
5
(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Gumbo
Review 1 for Gumbo
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
MissSadie
Laguna Hills, CA
May 24, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
0points
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Excellent recipe
May 24, 2011
This is a great Gumbo recipe even though I don't use Okra or Veal, I just add a little more chicken and shrimp. I've worked with the ingredience for over a year now; reduced the amount of water, I use only fresh spices, increased some of them to taste, and I have my perfect Gumbo! I have pasted this recipe along to several of my friends.
Thank You!
Review 2 for Gumbo
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
RRinNorCal
Suisun City, CA
November 21, 2010
Would You Recommend? No
-8points
0of 8found this review helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Not a very good dish
November 21, 2010
We gave this recipe a shot. I was reluctant to use all the okra but tried anyway. The roux was ok. We did not include the crab meat, as I am allergic. We had extra chicken thighs so we threw them in as well. Overall, the flavor was bland and had no heat whatsoever. Even worse was the slime from the okra. Once the spices were added, we cooked everything for an hour and a half, hoping to eliminate the slime. In the end, it was a slimy mess. We served it over rice and the rice was bad. When you scooped the rice up, you could see the slime. We ended up with a ton of extra that we threw in the garbage. I realize we altered the recipe but none of the changes we made would lead to bland flavor and slime. The next gumbo I make will not have okra in it whatsoever.
Review 3 for Gumbo
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
RiverCityGirl
Cape Girardeau, MO
May 2, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Even true Cajuns will rave!
May 2, 2010
My grandfather spend a lot of time on the Bayou as a young man and he loves the medley of flavors in Cajun recipes. He never turns down an invite when Gumbo is on the menu!