Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
I hate reviews that substantially omit or add ingredients to the published recipe, BUT . . . I added a link of Andouille sausage (Hillshire Farms) to the recipe, and followed everything else in the recipe except for the cayenne pepper. I wanted the gumbo to cook before I added any cayenne. The sausage gave us all the "hot" seasoning we needed. You can add more cayenne at the end if it's still not spicy enough for you. This is an easy recipe for a great gumbo (adding Andouille sausage !!) and have made it numerous times.
Made it as instructed, except that I put significantly more cayenne in. LOVE THAT SPICE!
I made the gumbo for New Years and it came out delicious. I did add garlic powder and Cajun season to the recipe. I feel like the recipe could use more shrimp. When I make it again I will add another bag of shrimp outside of that the flavor was good and everyone enjoyed it.
Made this recipe for Christmas Eve, everyone liked it. I think I would add more tomatoes to it next time.
Great recipe, added bay leaf, a pound os beef sausage and a can of fire roasted tomatoes. I think next time I will throw in some lump crab along with every thing else!
Why is the recipe omitting chicken broth for seafood stock.Richer flavor!
Beautiful. I did not find it bland at all.
Excellent recipe. My picky husband flipped out over it. We will have this again and again. I used the Corn Starch and water to thicken it as I didn't have File' powder and it was fine. My husband added pepper flakes because he really loves spicy foods.
I made this about a month ago and we loved it! I'm making it again tonight. Added a bay leaf and can of chopped tomatoes.. Close to my mom's gumbo. I used fresh okra which adds more flavor, I believe. You can make it as spicy as you like. File' powder is always added last. It does help thicken the sauce. Yum! I forgot to add it is always better the next day...IF there is any left!!
This recipe was great! I have already sent it to several friends and relatives. I made it the day before Mardi Gras and followed the recipe exactly with the exception of 2 things. I did not have any green onions or gumbo file powder but the okra thickened the gumbo nicely and I didn't miss the green onions. I will have plenty of gumbo for the freezer. The fact that this gumbo is low fat as well as low carb was definitely appealing to this Weight Watchers member. Thank you so much, Jo Ann Graham! Happy Mardi Gras!