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Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo Recipe

Authentic New Orleans Style Gumb

This Authentic New Orleans Gumbo is made with a dark roux, vegetables, chicken, sausage, and shrimp, and served over rice. This is a beloved recipe shared with me by a native New Orleanian.

Gumbo Vs. Jambalaya:

Jambalaya is primarily a rice dish (think paella) while gumbo is more of a stew that is thickened with a roux and made with chicken, sausage, and/or seafood. Both gumbo and jambalaya are often made with some similar meats and vegetables but the process of making them and flavors of the end result are completely different. Here is my favorite Jambalaya recipe!

The Key to This Recipe Is the Roux!

A “roux” is made with two ingredients; flour and oil, and it’s the key to any great gumbo recipe! The flour and oil are cooked and stirred together for about 30-45 minutes until it becomes dark brown almost like mud, or chocolate and the consistency of dough. The roux is what adds the deep, rich flavor to the gumbo, and it gives it it’s thick texture. Make a good roux is a labor of love, but but one that totally pays off, and you can make it ahead of time! . Make the roux. in a large pot, combine flour and oil and cook, stirring constantly on medium low heat. You have to be careful to stir it constantly, on medium low heat, so that you don’t burn it. It’s easy, but takes patience. The darker the roux, the richer the flavor! (Source:1. Make the roux. in a large pot, combine flour and oil and cook, stirring constantly on medium low heat. You have to be careful to stir it constantly, on medium low heat, so that you don’t burn it. It’s easy, but takes patience. The darker the roux, the richer the flavor! (Source:Step-by-Step Authentic Gumbo:

Make Ahead, Storing and Freezing Instructions:

Store Gumbo Covered in the Refrigerator for 3-4 Days. the Roux Can Be Made 3-5 Days in Advance, Stored in a Large Resealable Bag in the Fridge. (Source: Tastesbetterfromscratch.com)For the Gumbo:

12 ounce package andouille sausages , sliced into 'coins' (substitute Polska Kielbasa if you can't find a good Andouille) (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

Easy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recip

Gumbo is a true melting pot dish. Originating in Louisiana it combines the cuisines and ingredients of several cultures including West African, French, German, and Choctaw. It is a top notch comfort stew centered around a flavorful roux and the Holy Trinity of onions, celery and bell peppers. Before cooking, make sure you follow our tips for cooking flavorful and filling gumbo.

Favorite Gumbo Recipe!

Mardi Gras is tomorrow…which means it’s time to cook up a big pot of my favorite gumbo! ♡

Tips for How to Make a Roux:

The roux is unquestionably the star of this gumbo recipe, lending the most delicious, rich, nutty depth of flavor to the stew. It’s easy to make, but does require some extra time, attention, and a few important techniques. So here are my best tips for how to make a good roux!

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recip

This down home Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo recipe is made with a rich and comforting dark roux, the Cajun holy trinity of vegetables, seared chicken, smoked andouille, and plenty of Cajun seasoning. This is one of my most favorite dishes in the whole world. I can never get enough gumbo. (Source:

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