Whether you're celebrating Mardi Gras, hosting a party for a sporting event or just feeding a large crowd, everyone loves a good gumbo. We've compiled 12 of our favorite gumbo recipes right here. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Nothing says New Orleans quite like a good gumbo. Consisting of a strong flavored stock, protein, seasoning vegetables, and a thickener, it's a versatile dish for any occasion. In honor of this Louisiana favorite, we've compiled 12 lighter gumbo recipes to tantalize your taste buds .
The first choice on this list had to be our New Orleans Gumbo recipe. The key to an outstanding Cajun gumbo is a deep, dark roux. To get it just right, use a flat-bottomed wooden spoon to get into all the corners of the pot, and be attentive. Cook, stirring continuously, especially during the last 15 minutes. Reduce the heat as needed if you're concerned the roux is cooking too fast. There's no rescuing a burnt roux—best to toss it and start over.