I really like gumbo. I'm not claiming that this is authentic, but it's very tasty, and no one that I serve it to goes away hungry. The heat level on this one is really determined by the spiciness of the sausage, but feel free to add more cayenne if you want to turn up the volume! Since I usually cook for two, I didn't make this very often until I discovered how well it reheats. Now, I keep a few bags of this on hand at all times for a quick weeknight dinner. If you want to make a double batch, I recommend using two dutch ovens, it wont all fit in one (I have a #28 Le Cruset which I think is 7 quarts, and two batches won't fit).