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Gumbo – The Ultimate Holiday Tradition

There's nothing quite like a big pot of gumbo simmering on the stove to get you in the holiday spirit. This classic dish is perfect for feeding a large crowd, and it's easy to customize with your favorite ingredients. So break out the roux and get cooking — your family and friends will love this hearty, soul-warming dish. If you're looking for a new Christmas tradition to try, consider making gumbo.

Need and easy to follow recipe? We got you covered! 

 

What is Gumbo? 
Gumbo is a well-known traditional dish, especially popular in Louisiana and famous in New Orleans aka the Big Easy! It is typically made with a dark brown roux, poultry (such as chicken or turkey) or shellfish stock, and vegetables like onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic.

Gumbo

(Courtesy Pyre Gumbo) via WhereTraveler

It contains okra which is a pod-like vegetable, and is thickened with either filé powder or okra pods and often served over rice. Gumbo has a long and varied history. The word “Gumbo” comes from the West African word “kingombo” which means okra. There are many different stories about how it was created, but most agree that it was a result of fusion of three cultures: West African, Native American, and European (French / Spanish) in Louisiana in the 18th century.

Make a pot and Put Your Spin On it! 

Get Chilau Gumbo and give it try! Fool proof recipe! 

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