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This was good and really easy to put together. I used 3 stalks celery because we love it. I also used a lb frozen okra b/c fresh was very expensive. For the tomatoes, I used a 14oz. can diced tomatoes, and a 6oz. can tomato sauce. Worked just fine. I also skipped out on the corn, as I'm not used to corn in my gumbo. We served this over white rice and it was really good!
i had a lot of frozen okra to use and found this recipe. 3 cups stock and 3 cups water seemed a happy median and 1 regular sized can pureed tomatoes instead of ripe since i had no ripe. 3 stalks celery were needed for the chunkiness we like. 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs were the perfect amount of chicken for us. at first i thought 1/4 c flour would not be enough to thicken, but it was. i left the salt out so individuals could add their own at the table. the resulting gumbo was DELICIOUS! but the basic recipe would have been delicious as well. thank you gingerbear. i will every time we want a delicious southern gumbo