This is my first time giving a review...I felt obligated to give one. First let me say THANK YOU! Your awesome, authentic & very easy to follow Gumbo recipe saved my Christmas dinner. I wouldn't change anything about the recipe, my only suggestions...BEFORE BEGINNING...READ UP ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROUX (it is crucial). I did add chunks of Costco Roasted Chicken (where i also bought my snow crab and hot links:) 30 min before done, fried okra in a separate pan & then add some of the soup to it to serve it up separately since some of my guests didn't not like okra.
Now for those interested, my story...It took YEARS to get gradually (bit by bit) a gumbo recipe from my husband's Great Aunt Willa. I FINALLY achieved in what I thought to be a complete recipe after 13 years and had tweeked the recipe to my liking the last 7 years. I went to pull out the recipe card just to discover that either I misplaced it or one of my 6 children borrowed it without me knowing. So in my desperation I went to allrecipes.com and found this recipe that looked as close to Aunt Willas. I could get shunned for saying this but you should know...your recipe is BETTER! In Aunt Willa's defense, she never actually made it with me, she just described the details AND she probably explained the Roux part but didn't know the term so I never knew the color importance. I have to say, I'm glad I couldn't find my recipe card!
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This is my first time giving a review...I felt obligated to give one. First let me say THANK...