Staff Picks

Leah Chase's Gumbo Z'Herbes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Chef Leah Chase, of Dooky Chase's Restaurant in New Orleans, said, "You will acquire a new friend for every kind of green in the pot—and we hope one of them is rich!"

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rating: 4 stars 7
This iconic dish represents everything we love about Louisiana cooking.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

If there's a more satisfying meal to make for cool weather, we haven't found it.

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 7
In her cookbook United Tastes of Texas, Jessica Dupuy shares her family recipe for Shrimp and Okra Gumbo.

Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is a source of great debate among Southerners.

Andouille Sausage and Smoked Chicken Gumbo Recipe

There's no mystery to making a roux; you just have to take it to the point of almost burning before it's just right.

Gumbo-Style Turkey Soup

If you're looking for gumbo-flavor without the daylong cook time, check out this recipe that utilizes leftover Thanksgiving turkey. No leftover turkey on hand? No worries, just buy a turkey breast and bake or pick up a rotisserie chicken from your grocery store for a simple swap. When cooking, be sure to allow the roux enough time to develop a deep caramel color. This will serve as a delicious flavor base for your soup. Fans of spice will love the kick from Spicy Andouille. Top each bowl with a few leaves of parsley for a fresh finishing touch. Be sure to serve with thick slices of crunchy French bread to help sop up the last few drops of broth. This soup feeds eight, making it the perfect day-after-Thanksgiving meal to serve lingering house guests.  

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