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This gumbo is delicious. I make it and freeze several portions. Each time I defrost a portion, I know I'm in for a soul food treat. I don't care whether it's Cajun or not--what matters is that it's yummy.

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Ted R. October 12, 2013

This is probably delicious, but very misleading to call it Cajun. Thanks.

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george l. guerra September 30, 2008

Great recipe! This had made the final list for our annual soup party. It has a spicy, complex flavor. Don't cheat on making the roux! The only changes I made were to substitute some fish stock for some of the chicken stock. We are on the Gulf Coast, so fresh fish is plentiful. I also don't add sausage- just a personal preference. Thanks a lot, Miss Christine!

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Texas Pearl August 30, 2007

I'm 100% Cajun and tomatoes, mussels, clam, NEVER go into a real Cajun gumbo. Also, okra never goes into a roux gumbo. Okra only goes into a seafood gumbo after the okra has been smothered down with onions for at least 2 hours. Now that is a good gumbo and almost as good as a roux gumbo.

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OldFrenchCajun December 16, 2006

Absolutely outstanding. The perfect recipe that gets even better with time to meld. I used half oil/half butter for the roux, used 4 serrano's, 4 bay leaves, 6 celery stalks, the Spicy V-8, full pound of scallops, 2 cans of canned oysters instead of the mussels (terrific), 3 cans of crab,and 2 full smoked sausages and simmered for 2 hours not 1. I think it would be even better using the fresh crab and boneless chicken thighs instead of breasts and will use homemade stock next time too. Already looking forward to it!

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ghbh November 18, 2006

I made this once - lost the recipe and FINALLY found it again on line. I've had people asking for the recipe because they loved this dish. It made a lot and was fun to make. DELICIOUS!

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Sammie December 02, 2005

This was so yummy! Spicy & rich with flavor. I only used shrimp & sausage for the meat but it still came out great.

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burgerwurger June 16, 2005

I made a batch for 20 people for a Superbowl party and it was a hit.

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chibir February 08, 2005

wow - only change i made was replacing the catfish with smoked salmon steaks, cut into 1 inch pieces (i'm in the good old UK and catfish is available but only frozen and not too good) - awesome recipe!

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happy hector hector March 18, 2004
Spicy Gumbo