A New Orleans staple, gumbo blends a multitude of ingredients. From Creole-style gumbo to the famous gumbo with herbs, these easy recipes showcase dozens of gumbo variations -- and each is a tribute to old-fashioned Southern cooking.
Southeastern Louisiana has as many different takes on how to make gumbo as it has gumbo pots. Any number of ingredients common to Cajun country -- shrimp, crab, oysters, chicken, pork, andouille sausage, peppers and okra -- find their way into this simmering stew seasoned to perfection and served over rice.
Add a bit of the bayou--okra, seafood, and tongue-tingling spices--to your menu with this Cajun stew.
Spunky Cajun seasoning, velvety black beans and colorful vegetables keep this Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo lively, loaded and interesting. There's plenty of saucy liquid to flavor accompanying rice.
The full flavor of catfish is a good choice for this well-seasoned fish dinner recipe.
Ready-to-go products like Cajun-style stewed tomatoes and cooked seafood make everything easy and foolproof in this 30-minute gumbo.
Normally an all-day affair, we hit the fast forward button on gumbo by mixing bouillon cubes with garlic, cayenne and other aromatic ingredients.
A smoky touch of paprika differentiates this chicken and chorizo recipe from the gumbo crowd.
This low-calorie recipe includes everything necessary to call this Cajun recipe a gumbo--except the fat-laden roux.
Gumbo is from an African word for okra, one of the two thickeners used for this Cajun stew. The other is file powder, a Louisiana seasoning made from ground sassafras leaves.
This Cajun-inspired soup recipe is served over rice and topped with sliced green onions. Serve with bottled hot pepper sauce to liven up the dish.
Toss canned and frozen vegetables in your slow cooker with Cajun spices, then serve over warm rice.
Add a little French flair to your table with this shrimp, scallop, mussel, and whitefish-loaded soup. Check fresh mussels carefully before adding to the broth and discard any mussels that gap open and do not close when tapped lightly with a finger.
Browning the flour gives the gumbo its distinctive rich color and flavor.
This seafood version of the classic Italian soup uses shrimp, pasta, beans, and tomatoes. Serve this healthy 30-minute recipe when time is short.
This slow cooker recipe of classic Creole gumbo browns the flour in a skillet without fat so the final recipe has only 230 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.
Are you in the mood for seafood, but not quite up to a night out at your local crab shack? Maybe it's time to break out the mallets and crackers at home and learn how to cook crab legs right in your own kitchen. Not only do crab legs make for a fun and unique addition to your normal rotation of meals, but preparing them in your oven's broiler is surprisingly simple. You can have them ready in just a matter of minutes.