I signed up for this site just to share how much I enjoyed this gumbo. I had always been intimidated about making this dish because of the roux, but this recipe was very forgiving. It turned out great--spicy, flavorful, and extremely hearty. Following a user suggestion, I used diced tomatoes instead of whole. I also used canola instead of olive oil. Finally, I added 3 chopped carrots for an extra veggie. I would strongly encourage cooks to simmer the gumbo for at least 2 hours. This recipe has you adding the meat as the last step then just warming it through. I tasted it then and felt that this didn't give the meat an opportunity to further infuse the broth with its flavor (specifically the spicy element of the andouille). Otherwise, this was spectacular. Thank you so much.
I LOVE this recipe! This is such a hearty and flavorful soup. My tweaks included using diced tomatoes per other user suggestions, and allowing all ingredients to simmer together a while before eating to let the meat flavors blend & infuse. I also add rice to the soup, rather than serving it over the rice. This freezes just fine so I can save serving-sized bowls to eat later. I tried both canned and frozen okra since I couldn't get fresh when I made this. Frozen was most definitely better! Enjoy this delicious recipe!
Damned good as they'd sez in Louisiana. great Gumbo, I used diced tomatoes instead. GREAT stuff!
Great Gumbo! Everything in it is great and it's one of the better dishes ive ever made... the only thing is that I would deffinitally use the Louisana Hot sauce. It adds great spice
I usually prefer a dark roux gumbo, but this gumbo is so delicious that I don't even miss it! Very easy and great flavors. Freezes great too!!!!!
Really tasty. Every time I have made this it has gotten rave reviews. I use a store rotisserie chicken when I'm feeling lazy!
My husband who was born and raised in the South ( and he cooks gumbo) Thinks this recipe is the beat! Excellent. Company gumbo!
Excellent!!!! I just chopped chicken into strips instead of shredding it.
Very flavorful! Made this for Mardi Gras and it was delicious!