New Orleans Gumbo

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New Orleans Gumbo

A truly classic and original American dish, New Orleans Gumbo, can be a lot of things, depending on what all is put into it. But all of the New Orleans style Gumbo recipes are prepared in the same basic way. Try this version of New Orleans Gumbo and, once you get the hang of it, you can experiment with different seafoods, veggies, spices, etc.

New Orleans Gumbo Recipe-



  1. In a 10-inch saucepan or skillet over medium high heat, melt the shortening.
  2. Add the peppers, celery and onions, and sauté for 3 minutes, then add in the parsley and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Now add in the okra, reduce heat to a lively simmer, and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour all sautéed ingredients into a large cooking pot or Dutch oven and then add in the tomato paste and water, stirring often.
  5. Add 4 full cups of water and the stewed tomatoes and cook for a half an hour.
  6. Now add in all the meat ingredients, and cook for 25 – 30 minutes, stirring now and then.
  7. Serve your New Orleans Gumbo hot, with freshly cooked rice.