Gumbo

Gumbo is an emblem of Louisiana – Cajun country as well as the city. It always is loaded with myriad ingredients and radiantly spiced, and while virtually no element is taboo, the most commonly encountered varieties are seafood gumbo made with crawfish, shrimp, crab and / or oysters, and sausage gumbo, at times also including duck or chicken. During Lent, it is not uncommon to come across meatless gumbo z’herbs, featuring varieties of greens. Gumbo’s roots are French (like bouillabaisse), Spanish (the inclusion of celery, onions and peppers is basically sofrito) and Choctaw Indian (filé powder is ground sassafras leaves); and its name is derived the African bantu word kingombo, which means okra – a fundamental ingredient.

Restaurants With This Dish

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Avery Brewing Co. Tap Room

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Captain Joey Patti’s Seafood Restaurant

PENSACOLA, FL

Wintzell’s Oyster House - West Indies Salad
Wintzell’s Oyster House

MOBILE, AL

Beamie’s at the River

AUGUSTA, GA

Bon Ton Cafe - Red Fish Bon Ton
Bon Ton Cafe

NEW ORLEANS, LA

The Cottage Restaurant

ALEXANDRIA, LA

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