What to Serve with Gumbo?

Gumbo is a traditional dish that originated in Louisiana. It has evolved over the years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s obsession with what to serve with gumbo!

Here are what to serve with gumbo:

  • Cornbread
  • Rice
  • Pickled Okra
  • Green Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Louisiana Bread Pudding
  • And many more.

What are they, and how to prepare them? This blog post will go through some different types of food you can eat with gumbo to find your perfect match.

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What is Gumbo?

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo. Credit: canva


Gumbo is a traditional dish from Louisiana. It is made with okra, tomatoes, onions, celery, peppers, spices, seafood, chicken or sausage, and other ingredients, depending on where you are from.

The word “gumbo” comes from the French language. The word means soup in English. In this case, it refers to a thick stew-like soup with many vegetables and meat.

Most people think of New Orleans when they hear about gumbo, but there are much different gumbo worldwide.

What is the Origin of Gumbo?

The word “gumbo” comes from the Bantu language spoken by Louisiana’s slaves.

According to some sources, it originated in the Congo region of Africa. Others claim that it originates in the West Indies.

What is the Taste of Gumbo?

Gumbo is a thick, savory soup made with okra (bittersweet with a slimy feel) and/or sassafras leaves (which have a root-beer flavor), as well as various meat choices.

What is the Difference Between Gumbo and Jambalaya?

The primary distinction between Gumbo and Jambalaya is the importance of the rice, which is essential to both.

Gumbo is paired with rice that has been cooked separately, but the jambalaya pot includes rice.

What to Serve with Gumbo?

The most popular side dishes are cornbread and rice. But there are many other options as well, each of which has its flare, such as:

gumbo with rice
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo with Rice. Credit: canva

White Rice

One of the easiest and simplest gumbo sides is white rice.

Since gumbo has so much layered flavor and is often quite spicy, the white rice helps to balance it out.


A southern staple, this side dish complements the soupy and zesty gumbo.

In addition, the dense, dry texture of the bread helps absorb all the liquid from the gumbo and makes the bread more delicious.

Green Salad

Gumbo is a relatively heavy and filling dish. For that reason, you might like a light side dish to balance out the taste.

If you’re starting with a salad, I recommend finishing it a few minutes before your gumbo is served so the flavors don’t clash.

Potato Salad

A potato salad is a typical side dish for a good reason. It goes well with several different meals, including gumbo. Potato salad, gumbo, and white rice complement each other so well that they make the perfect combination for a hearty family dinner.

Fried Plantains

These fried bananas are another classic side dish that goes great with gumbo. They have a crispy exterior and soft interior that’s just right for dipping into the gumbo.

Cheese Fries

Cheese fries are a classic snack food, especially during football season. You can use them as an appetizer or even as a side dish.


Cucumbers are my favorites because they add a refreshing note to any dish.

Bread Pudding

This dessert is also known as a crouton pudding, and it’s a popular choice at Thanksgiving.

Vegetable Medley

Vegetables are always a good idea when serving gumbo. This medley includes carrots, celery, green beans, peas, and corn.

Cauliflower Rice 

Gumbo is a very thick or a relatively light broth, depending on the recipe you use and the desired flavor.

If you have gumbo with a light broth and a thick gravy-like roux, you may want to lighten up your meal with some Cauliflower Rice.

gumbo cornbread
Shrimp Gumbo with Cornbread. Credit: canva

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a quick and easy gumbo side dish to try. If you don’t have much time, boil or grill corn, and it will be ready!

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish, and they pair perfectly with gumbo.

Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a traditional part of many Southern feasts, and they pair nicely with gumbo.


Shrimp is another classic seafood option that pairs well with gumbo.

Louisiana Bread Pudding

Louisiana Bread Pudding is a sweet dessert made from leftover bread soaked in sugar syrup and spices.


Biscuits are a classic Southern side dish that pairs well with gumbo.

Black Beans

Black beans are rich in protein, fiber, iron, folate, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium, and B vitamins.


Peas are a healthy vegetable that adds color and nutrition to your gumbo.


What to Serve with Gumbo?
Fresh okra. Credit: canva

Okra is a member of the mallow family and is used in many dishes worldwide.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall foods, and they pair perfectly with gumbo.

Pickled Okra

Okra is a traditional ingredient in many dishes, such as chili and stews. It’s a bit sweet and sour, and it pairs well with almost anything.

Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is classic comfort food. Add some macaroni noodles, and you’ve got yourself a tasty side dish.

Roasted Broccoli

Roasting broccoli brings out its natural sweetness, making it a great addition to any dish.

Crab Cakes

There are many different types of crab cakes available today. These crab cakes are made with lump crab meat, and they’re easy to prepare.

Crab Rangoon

Rangoon is a type of dumpling filled with crabmeat. It’s a simple yet flavorful recipe that makes a lovely starter or side dish.

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a seafood stew that uses shrimp, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices.

Spicy Shrimp

Spicy shrimp is a very popular dish in Louisiana. It’s typically prepared by simmering large quantities of shrimp in a rich broth until cooked through.

Crawfish Etouffee

Etouffee is a spicy crawfish boil that combines fresh crawfish with vegetables and herbs.

Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is a staple of southern cuisine. It’s usually served as a side dish, but it also works well as a topping on top of chicken or fish.

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are small fried cornmeal balls traditionally served at barbecues and other outdoor events. They’re often served alongside the barbecue.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a delicious snack that originated in the South. They’re deep-fried and seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Types of Gumbo

What are the Two Types of Gumbo?

The primary two types of gumbo are Creole and Cajun Gumbo. Both are frequently eaten over rice.

Creole Gumbo

This Creole gumbo contains okra. It is usually served over white rice.

It is traditionally prepared with a dark roux and contains okra, shrimp, crabmeat, chicken, andouille sausage, ham hocks, and collard greens.

Cajun Gumbo

This Cajun gumbo does not contain okra. It is often served over brown rice.

It can be prepared with either a dark roux or flour. It may also include crawfish tails, alligator tail meat, andouille sausage, and smoked turkey wings.

The Most Popular Variations of Gumbo

What to Serve with Gumbo?
Shrimp Gumbo. Credit: canva

You can’t understand a side dish of gumbo until you know what kind of gumbo it is.

This dish may be prepared in various ways, with different foods used in its preparation and various cooks preparing it differently.

Below are the types.

Seafood Gumbo

This is the most popular type of gumbo, containing shrimp and crab.

The base may be made with either a dark roux or flour. It also contains okra that provides thickness to the dish. Other seafood items added are oysters, crawfish tails, fish fillets, crabs legs, clams (in place of oysters), and alligator tail meat.

Chicken Gumbo

This is the second most popular type of gumbo-containing chicken.

The base may be made with either a dark roux or flour. It also contains okra that provides thickness to the dish. Other ingredients added are oysters and crawfish tails (in place of shrimp).

Crawfish Gumbo

This gumbo contains crawfish tails instead of shrimp. The vegetables are celery, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Garlic is a common ingredient in most gumbos, as are green onions.


This gumbo is a mix of gumbo and jambalaya. It usually contains shrimp, crabmeat, chicken, Andouille sausage, and ham hocks.

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

This gumbo is made with a dark roux, chicken, and Andouille sausage. The vegetables are onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and green onion. Tomatoes and bay leaves are also common ingredients in this type of gumbo.

Andouille sausage is a type of Cajun sausage traditionally made from pork. It has a smoky flavor and is spicier than most other sausages, though not as spicy as pepperoni or chorizo.

Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

What to Serve with Gumbo?
Turkey Gumbo. Credit: canva

This gumbo contains turkey and Andouille sausage. The vegetables are onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and green onion. Tomatoes may also be included in this dish.

Shrimp and Crab Gumbo 

This gumbo contains shrimp and crab. The vegetables are onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, green onion. Tomatoes may also be included in this dish.

How to Make Gumbo?

Gumbo is generally made with a dark roux, vegetables, chicken, sausage, and shrimp and served over rice. It’s packed with flavor.

Roux – The Key to Perfect Gumbo

The roux is a thickening agent that can be made of two elements: flour and oil. It’s crucial to any excellent gumbo dish!

The flour and oil are combined and cooked for around 30-45 minutes until it has a brown color similar to mud or dark chocolate.

The roux, which gives the gumbo its thickness and rich flavor, contributes to the thick texture.

Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo Recipe

This Authentic New Orleans Gumbo is made with a dark roux, vegetables, chicken, sausage, and shrimp, and rice.


For the Roux:

  • 1 heaping cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)

For the Gumbo:

  • 1 bunch celery , diced, leaves and all
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 large yellow onion , diced
  • 1 bunch green onion , finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley leaves , finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 Tablespoons cajun seasoning *
  • 6-8 cups Chicken broth *
  • 12-ounce package andouille sausages, sliced into ‘coins’ (substitute Polska Kielbasa if you can’t find a good Andouille)
  • Meat from 1 Rotisserie Chicken*
  • 2 cups Shrimps, pre-cooked
  • Cooked white rice for serving


Make the Roux:

  1. In a large stock pot, combine flour and oil.
  2. Cook for 30-45 minutes on a medium-low heat, stirring constantly. When it’s finished, it should be as dark as chocolate and have a soft “cookie dough” texture. Be cautious of overcooking it!
  3. If your dough is too runny, add a little more flour or oil to thicken it.

Make the Gumbo:

  1. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, brown the sausage slices in one layer. Brown them thoroughly on one side (2-3 minutes) and then turn them over using a fork to finish cooking. Remove to a platter.
  2. The vegetables should be cooked in broth. To deglaze the pan, add half cup chicken stock to the hot skillet with the sausage. Pour any grease or drippings from the skillet into your large soup pot.
  3. Add the remaining 5 1/2 cups of chicken stock. Toss in the vegetables, parsley, and roux and mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. To taste, add cajun seasoning.
  5. Add meat, chicken, sausage, and shrimp.
  6. Taste and serve.


  • The roux may be prepared in advance and refrigerated for 3-5 days.
  • If you don’t have time to cook a whole rotisserie chicken, purchasing rotisserie chicken is a good option. To make the chicken and stock, remove all of the chicken and use the carcass to produce your own homemade chicken stock.
  • For storing, keep Gumbo covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • For freezing, allow the gumbo to cool fully before freezing it. Freeze leftovers in a freezer-safe container (separate from the rice) for 2-3 months.

More about Serving Gumbo

Traditional Gumbo

Traditional gumbo commonly consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the Creole “holy trinity” ― celery, bell peppers, and onions.

How to Serve Gumbo?

Andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp are classic gumbo ingredients. Gumbo is traditionally served over rice. It can also be served with a dollop of Louisiana-style hot sauce on top.

Gumbo is commonly served as a main course or as a starter. It is also a popular dish to serve at Mardi Gras celebrations.

Andouille Sausage en Croute: What is it?

The Andouille sausage is a Cajun sausage made from pork that has a smoked taste and is spicier than most other sausages, although it isn’t as spicy as pepperoni or chorizo.

En Croute is a French word that refers to a meal baked in pastry (that is covered with dough). This is a traditional French dish that, when translated, means “crust.”

Air Fryer Gumbo: What’s the benefit?

The most current way to cook gumbo is by using an air fryer.

The benefits of an air fryer:

Healthy cooking – Cooking with an air fryer is healthier because it doesn’t require oil and the food is cooked evenly without being fried.

Fast cooking – Air fryers can cook food quickly, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights or when you want a quick meal.

No need to watch it closely – An air fryer can cook a gumbo without the need to be watched closely, making it easier to prepare other dishes or entertain guests while the gumbo is cooking.

Easy cleanup – Since there’s no oil to splatter, cleanup is much easier with an air fryer.


What kind of bread do you eat with gumbo?

Traditionally, gumbo is served over white rice. However, if you’re looking for hearty bread to serve with your meal, try making cornbread!

What vegetable goes with gumbo?

Any vegetable that goes well with Cajun seasoning will work in gumbo. Try adding okra, tomatoes, or corn to the mix.

Does rice go in gumbo or on the side?

As mentioned above, white rice is the traditional side to serve with gumbo.

What bread to serve with gumbo?

As mentioned above, white rice is the traditional side to serve with gumbo. However, if you’re looking for a hearty bread to serve with your meal, try making cornbread!

A Southern staple, cornbread adds a pleasant note to the zesty and soupy gumbo. In addition, because of the dense, dry texture of the bread, it absorbs all of the soup’s liquid and makes the meal even more enjoyable.

What is another name for gumbo?

There is no other name for gumbo.

But according to the thesaurus, the synonyms of gumbo include bouillon, chowder, porridge, puree, and borscht.

Andouille Gumbo

If you love spicy foods, then this gumbo sure has a bite! This recipe calls for sausage rather than chicken or seafood.

Through the addition of smoked andouille sausage, this gouty gumbo boasts a tantalizing aroma that will surely awaken your taste buds! You can also explore the spiciness of this stew by customizing it with an assortment of peppers – be daring and employ those fiery chilies if you wish!

If you want to keep things on the milder side, simply omit any of these ingredients altogether. Let your creativity reign supreme when creating a culinary masterpiece that is uniquely yours!

Andouille Sausage Substitute Australia

Andouille, or Cajun-style sausage, is a popular option for spicy gumbo in Louisiana and beyond. While this delicacy can be hard to come by outside of rec centers and restaurants where it’s served up as an elaborate main course alongside jambalaya or rice pudding – there are certainly viable substitutions!

Similar to the texture and appearance of ham, Andouille has an equally delicious flavor profile that pairs well with other sausage options like kielbasa or bratwurst. For example, one could easily whip up a hearty meal of Gumbo soup with Creole rice or Gumbo cornbread if using a sausage alternative.

Another Word For Gumbo

Gumbo is one of the most versatile sauces at your disposal. It can be paired with many dishes, most notably fried chicken or seafood dinners and also provides a punchy base for succulent gumbo-braised meats and veggies alike!

Top-notch gumbos may have several components, such as breast meat, drumsticks – possibly even an entire chicken; along with an assortment of vegetables that are typically stewed together in herbs and spices. In some instances, one ingredient may very well be more prominent than any other – however in others both ingredients could potentially comprise up to half the dish!

Best Bread For Gumbo

Topping off any meal with a loaf of rustic country bread is a classic offering for soups and stews. This recipe from Taste of Home is richly flavored with smoky bacon, onion and celery – deliciously reminiscent of its flavor profile!

Take advantage of this generous slice of cheddar cheese in your stewed soup recipe, such as the one featured here. The creamy flavor not only enriches the dish but also provides an additional dimension of depth and complexity when paired with other ingredients like beans or greens.

Best Bread With Gumbo

Nobody likes soggy bread, so it’s imperative that you ascertain what sort of loaf is best suited to your recipe.

Heavy, dense loaves are ideal for stews like gumbo, jambalaya and red beans – which call for hearty textures that don’t require crusts.

If you find yourself with a lighter loaf – or even one bereft of any crust whatsoever – then delight in its taste and texture while savouring each morsel slowly!

Best Gumbo Recipes Louisiana

Gumbo is a dish that calls for experimentation and improvisation. As such, Louisiana offers countless variations of this classic recipe; it’s up to you what combination will work best!

This velouté-style gumbo combine its rich stock with perfectly cooked chicken. The resulting sauce boasts a mellow spice profile that’s perfect atop rice or pasta as well as providing the perfect base for other tantalizing creations.

Best Sides For Gumbo

Are you looking to add some extra flavor to your gumbo? Some savory options include:

Acorn squash and butternut squash are delicious alternatives to the standard winter squash, supplying a rich sweetness and texture that makes them ideal for main courses or side dishes.

Don’t forget about jambalaya rice! This celebrated rice dish has a distinctively spicy aroma and flavor, making it an excellent accompaniment to most gumbo varieties. It also serves as an ideal vehicle for concealing other more assertive flavors within the stew; thus promoting harmony among all its ingredients without creating an overt clash.

Bread To Serve With Jambalaya

What fancier way to begin a meal than with crusty French bread slathered with butter and jambalaya sauce?

Topped with poached eggs, crispy bacon or sausage patties, you can’t go wrong by serving this versatile side dish at breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Cajun Aces Gumbo

This is an outstanding remedy for a NOLA-style jambalaya – a hearty stew comprised of meat and vegetables. Topping it off with fried chicken legs adds to its savory goodness!

It’s essential that you incorporate all of the components into your gumbo–and then provide extra depth with an entree of fried poultry or beef.

Calories In Gumbo

Gumbo is a stew that can be extravagant in both its size and calorie content. Our average bowl clocks in at 668 calories, which is well above what we recommend for an entire day’s worth of eating – however, if you are going all out with the spices in your dish then it may be wise to consider adding more veggies on top!

Giant bowls of gumbo typically feature meats such as chicken, sausage, ham or beef; vegetables like potatos, celery and onions; and less prominent ingredients such as rice and okra. If you opt for shrimp or crabmeat instead of meats like these when making your selection for this concoction then it can significantly alter the overall caloric impact!

Can Sugar Gliders Eat Bread

As a matter of fact, sugar gliders can consume a variety of foods including fruits and vegetables – even cooked grains. However, due to their small digestive tracts, certain carbohydrates such as starch (e.g. pasta) will only be partially digested by the lovable rodents before excretion takes place.

Unfortunately, it’s quite difficult to ascertain which foods should be avoided when preparing meals for your pooch! Sugar gliders are omnivores so you cannot restrict them from eating anything; rather you must learn how to provide nutritious choices that they can enjoy while also keeping an eye out for any potential hazards.

If you’re unsure about something or have questions pertaining to the composition of a particular food item, don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialists by phone or email:

Can You Eat

Shellfish, shrimp and scallops are some of the most common meats traditionally introduced into gumbo. But don’t limit yourself to this trio! You can also incorporate chicken and beef into your stew for a hearty meal that all guests will appreciate.

Upgrade with some more exotic ingredients, too! Try adding pumpkin ravioli or corn-stuffed shrimp, which take the flavors of gumbos to the next level while still remaining true to their flavor profiles. If you’re serving fish like mahi-mahi or salmon, consider tossing in some pan-fried herbed shrimp as an appetizer before dinner so it could be served alongside the main course as well.

Can You Put Potatoes In Gumbo

Yes, you read that correctly! Though the most popular accompaniments to Gumbo are meat and seafood, potatoes are also a must.

Placing potatoes in your Gumbo dish can add quite an array of possibilities; you can opt for mashed potatoes, fried spuds or simply boiled ones. The choice is yours!

Chicken Gumbo Origin

Gumbo comes in all shapes and sizes. When people discuss American gumbo, they are referring to a rich, meaty stew that typically contains chicken.

For generations, the definition of Gumbo has been indelibly linked with Louisiana cuisine; however, today there are many varieties from which to choose! At La Rotisserie, we offer numerous options for both seafood and poultry as well as an array of vegetarian options too!

Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is an ideal meal to feed a large gathering, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself cooking for more than 20 people at one time. With such a large number of individuals, it can be quite overwhelming to cater for everyone all at once – but don’t let this deter you! This recipe for chicken gumbo will ensure that even the most demanding guests are appeased!

The ingredients list may look daunting, but don’t worry: it’s filled with delectable morsels from both our pantry and deli. From country ham hocks to freshly-baked croissants; we’ve got you covered here!

Chicken Gumbo Soup

A tantalizingly simple rendition of this quintessential Louisiana soup, which showcases one of the region’s most cherished ingredients – chicken. This recipe provides an effective solution for those times when you don’t have any poultry on hand but still wish to enjoy a bowl of delicious broth; just add some cooked chicken as desired!

Forget about it. Chicken Gumbo Soup is a snap to put together and requires only a handful of ingredients. It can be served hot or chilled, so if you’re short on time and need your meal prepared quickly yet want it to taste great all along – this one is perfect!

Chicken Shrimp And Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Make sure your guests have time to sit down and savor this monstrously sized gumbo, featuring:

Onion rings and jalapeño poppers are two epic ways to elevate your standard breakfast or brunch. This recipe for chicken sausage gumbo offers you a chance to combine both of these delicacies into one festive meal!

Unlock the potential of your pantry by creating this dreamy chicken sausage gumbo recipe. All it requires is some simple ingredients like canned tomatoes – a pinch of thyme and bay leaves; as well as sautéed garlic cloves- tossed in with uncooked rice for an amazing aroma!

With this quick and easy recipe, you could create a delicious chicken sausage gumbo in no time at all! By using rotisserie chicken meat along with traditional ingredients like sausage and jambalaya rice – you can enjoy such a comforting meal while saving yourself some time in the kitchen!

What’s more appealing than classic seafood when paired with rich flavors? Whether cooking up shrimp, lobster or crawfish tails, this recipe is sure to please any crowd. It takes only ten minutes to prepare!

Cornbread And Gumbo

If you’re looking to add a sheen of sophistication to your gumbo meal, then consider serving cornbread alongside it. This beloved side dish is often paired with other quintessential Southern recipes such as macaroni and cheese and biscuits.

Cornbread is a venerable antecedent and soulmate to gumbo. In no time at all – simply whisking some gumbo with shredded chicken breast will yield succulent morsels that can be fricasseed into jovial accompaniments for cornbread!

If you are accustomed to baking cornbread from scratch, don’t fret; if not, you could utilize store-bought loaves instead. Regardless of how you choose to proceed it’s important to keep in mind that this recipe calls for one cup each of cornmeal and flour; alternatively substitute 1/2 cup each if desired!

Difference Between Gumbo And Etouffee

Gumbo is a well-known Creole dish originating in New Orleans, while etouffee hails from the southern United States. Both are made with a mix of ground meats such as chicken or sausage then enriched with a broth base; however, they differ significantly in their cooking methods and ingredients used.

Indeed, you can find myriad varieties of etouffee; however, it’s typically based on an all-meat base. Gumbo contains both varieties – particularly if you select recipes featuring seafood such as shrimp or crab!

Gumbo and etouffee share many similarities in terms of composition but both make use of roux – an intense skillet mélange consisting of flour and fat that provides optimal flavors for savory soups and stews.

Difference Between Gumbo And Jumbalaya

Jumbalaya and Gumbo are two distinct varieties of Creole soups, distinguished by their distinguishing features. While both fall under the umbrella of the same culinary tradition, several key differences exist between them – one being the inclusion or absence of ground meat; making Gumbo an ideal choice when dining out with friends or family!

Gumbos tend to be heavier on chicken than on seafood; however, in today’s market it is possible to procure a wide array of regal meats such as chicken legs, thighs and breast fillets. This gives cooks more flexibility when creating this savory concoction! On the other hand, Jumbalaya may include platters filled with succulent-looking shrimp, crabmeat and even crawfish alongside some diced vegetables.

Different Kinds Of Gumbo

Gumbo is an expressive cuisine, providing endless options for seasoning and composition. From savoury to sweet; rich or light; traditional or innovative – this versatile stew can accommodate any preference!

It’s essential that you choose your flavourings carefully before adding them into the pot, as some may clash with each other. Spices such as thyme or mustard seeds bring out bolder flavours in meats, while tomatoes provide a mellow note.

For more vibrant flavours, consider using ketchups: they add depth and complexity to poultry, seafood and veal dishes alike.

On the opposite end of spectrum are sauces like tomato sauce or red gravy.

Do You Put Potato Salad In Gumbo

Are you curious about what to serve with gumbo? Are you concerned that the meal may lack some variety? Be assured, it’s simple!

Potato salad is an excellent addition to any gumbo. If you’re thinking of adding it, just remember to keep it simple – go for a green variety and if possible choose one without mayonnaise as well; it will make the dish even more scrumptious!

Do You Put Tomatoes In Gumbo

Gumbo traditionally includes tomatoes, along with lots of celery and onion. But as you might expect, many cooks omit this ingredient in favor of greater flexibility when creating their own signature dish!

If you decided to substitute a chopped red bell pepper or even zucchini into your gumbo recipe, we wouldn’t blame you. Experimentation is key when crafting a distinctive dish, so don’t be too hard on yourself if something doesn’t quite come out as intended!

Does Corn Go In Gumbo

Gumbo is a versatile dish that can be stuffed with anything from seafood or poultry to vegetables. So, don’t fret about whether or not corn should be included in the recipe!

Ensure that your gumbos are chock-full of flavor by adding in some minced celery, bell pepper or onion. If desired, top it off with an additional chopped green vegetable. Garlicky greens like spinach or kale would make a delicious addition to any soup!

For those who prefer not to incorporate corn into their gumbo, we couldn’t recommend more highly this recipe featuring a savory broth and shrimp instead.

Duck Gumbo

Classy and refined, this is an exquisite choice for entertaining. Don’t be intimidated by its complexity – it’s simple to prepare!

Mildly spiced confit duck legs provide the essence of succulence in this dish; succulent and juicy morsels that can be served alongside rice or noodles as an entree or side dish. Alternatively, you may choose to pair them with carbs like potatoes or other vegetables such as green beans – whatever suits your appetite!

This recipe calls for a blend of spices, but since they’re all so mild, we’re able to achieve a perfect balance between savory and tangy flavors without any overpowering heat.

If you’d like to take things up a notch and make something more substantial, why not try duck gumbo made with chicken instead? Then switch things around by using chicken thighs instead of breasts; and if you prefer brown rice over white – then don’t forget it!


This is a delicious Creole stew, seasoned with thyme and garlic, which can be served as an appetizer or main dish. If you wish to give it a more substantial feel on your plate, then consider adding rice – it’s worth investing in!

To create etoufee, cook meats and vegetables in a flavorful sauce. Then add mollasses, okra and shrimp for contrasting textures that are sure to delight even the most discerning palate.

Green Salad To Serve With Gumbo

Lightly seasoned greens can be an ideal accompaniment to almost any dish, but when you’re ladling up gumbo soup or jambalaya – it makes sense to include them!

Of course, for those of us accustomed to following a salad diet with regularity, there are exceptions. Perhaps our go-to selection is composed of delicate greens like baby lettuces and radishes; alternatively, flavorful additions like red onions and tomatoes have their place too.

Salad greens can comprise various components: from crisp lettuce leaves, succulent sprouts and tender buds; to spicy peppers and herbaceous greens – all combined into one harmonious whole that satisfies the palette.

Gumbo Dinner

We’ve discussed the ideal occasions where one might consider an informal meal – they’re ideal for cooking up a gourmet feast! Gumbo can be served at any time, making it available for all kinds of feasts.

Gumbo is typically enjoyed during cookouts, family reunions and other casual gatherings. It is always a treat when I find myself in a position to invite guests over for some casual grub; after all, how can one resist Louisiana cuisine?

Gumbo File Near Me

Why not host an informal gathering at home, inviting family and friends? Having a lavish dinner party is a surefire way to create memories that will last a lifetime!

For casual dining options in your area, you can search for restaurants with our app or simply peruse menus online. Alternatively, there are also ready-made soups available as well – just choose one from the market and enjoy!

You may want to spice up your Gumbo recipe by giving it a kick of flavor with spicy peppers such as jalapeños – this adds more depth to its savory taste without overwhelming anyone’s palate!

Gumbo Over Mashed Potatoes

Gumbo is ideal over mashed potatoes, an all-time favorite autumn dish.

Mashed potatoes are commonly employed in most meals; they make an ideal accompaniment to a large variety of cuisines. Additionally, mashed potatoes pair particularly well with poultry dishes like chicken and turkey breast dishes, as well as fishes like salmon!

With GULF BEEF GUMBO’S savory riffs on traditional gumbo recipes, there’s plenty of flexibility when it comes to portion sizes. This recipe yields approximately 8 servings – perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Gumbo Party Ideas

Gumbo comes together easily: all you need is to gather some chicken or sausage, some rice then any combination of vegetables and spices. Once this foundation has been laid down, it’s time to create your own bowlfuls!

Boost the flavor of your gumbo with a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper. Experiment with herbs and other seasonings to find out what suits you best – just don’t forget about salt!

Grocery List for Gumbo Party Ideas:

A large pot of gumbo. Your choice of meat; add more if you’d like! Extra veggies like onions, green peppers and celery are always welcome.

Don’t have time for a full-on gumbo party? Try one of these simple recipes instead!

Gumbo Rezept Jamie Oliver

The ultimate way to enjoy this Louisiana classic is in a bowl, topped with crawfish tails for an irresistible combination of flavors.

The ultimate dish for any occasion is this one-pot gumbo that does triple duty: it’s deliciously delicious and requires little effort too!

Dish up this festive gumbo from the comfort of your own kitchen instead of dining out. It features all the flavors you’d find at church during Lent – spiced sausage, chicken, rice and more – like a true feast fit for days when celebrating feasts isn’t feasible.

Gumbo Rice Type

Nestled among the traditional gumbo rice, your options don’t end there – try using this versatile staple as a substitute for pilaf rice; add it to soups and stews for additional flavor; or even combine it with scrambled eggs entrees.

To make Gumbo Rice, start by sautéing onion and garlic in oil. Add uncooked long grain rice, salt and pepper to one cup of liquid and bring it to a boil. Cover and allow it to simmer until done. Then fluff up its surface before serving.

Gumbo What Is It

Gumbo is an aromatic, savory stew that derives its name from the Hausa language. It is a highly versatile dish which can be altered according to taste and circumstance; it can be made mild or spicy, rich or lean depending on your preferences.

GUMBO IS truly a kitchen essential! Its versatility alone makes it an ideal candidate for any culinary repertoire. From feasting on Sunday’s leftovers or creating a festive gumbo presentation at home – this richly flavored stew will surely delight all who participate in its creation!

Gumbo With Eggs

For a hearty breakfast or brunch, reach for a ladleful of fragrant gumbo and serve it alongside poached eggs. Top with pungent spices like cayenne pepper, paprika, brown sugar or sweet potato slices – just be sure to abstain from salted meats and ham hocks while awaiting those succulent globules!

If you’re looking for a delectable duo, serving up some shrimp is simply the way to go. Try adapting this dish by adding jambalaya instead of Gumbo Ya Ya; in fact, that recipe is comprised of many of the same ingredients yet boasts an entirely different flavor profile!

Gumbo With Pasta

Gumbo, by definition, refers to a stew. However, if you’re up for it, why not experiment and use pasta as an alternative?

Pasta is an ideal substitute for rice in this case – simply toss the noodles into a pot of hot broth or water along with some other tasty ingredients. Then allow them to simmer until tender before serving!

Al dente pasta varieties are typically your best bet; however, if you’re striving for something more substantial and hearty-try using brown rice noodles in lieu of regular ones.

If you want that extra kick of spice, try adding some Tabasco sauce or even a dash or two of cayenne pepper to intensify the flavor; alternatively, allowing some diced jalapeños give off additional heat without creating any eye-popping brightnesses!

Gumbo With Potato Salad Origin

Gumbo has been a staple in Louisiana culture for generations, and it has only recently begun to gain recognition outside of the Cajun homelands.

If you’re eager to discover more about Gumbo’s tantalizing origins, take a look at our comprehensive guide on where this dish hails from!

Potato salad is an ideal accompaniment to gumbo, so if you can’t decide between them both – go with one!

Gumbo Yaya Recipe

For those who desire to indulge in a little authentic Cajun cuisine, this is the recipe for you! This is an incredibly simple gumbosque meal that can be prepared with ease.

To create an authentic dish of gumbo, one needs to procure and prepare some key ingredients. But don’t let them intimidate you; all it requires are some basic ones, such as meat, herbs and spices.

You will require:

The most essential ingredient for any dish is its roux. Its composition varies from region to region, but typically utilizes flour as a base ingredient and animal fat as its cooking medium. For example, in Louisiana one finds either bacon lard or beef tallow being employed as the chief component for their soups and stews.

Gumbo Z’herbes

Gumbo is composed of a variety of vegetables, herbs and proteins, yet you can also choose to include one or more additional ingredients.

For instance, if you’re in the mood for some greens – including fresh herbs such as parsley and celery leaves – then you may want to consider adding them in. Alternatively, if there are more meat-oriented dishes on your menu, then why not add some sausage links too? If seafood is an option at all during this festive season then why not include a generous helping along with your traditional homestyle gumbo recipe?

How To Eat Gumbo

Gumbo is a hearty dish that calls for the use of toothpicks to pierce its congealed surface. For those who wish to savor their food in an effortless and unhurried manner, they can do so while sitting at the dining table or even on a countertop.

Unwind after a long day with this soul-satisfying gumbo recipe.

How To Plate Gumbo

At any gourmet feast, it’s customary to provide guests with something savory to mop up every last drop of broth. That’s why our chefs recommend serving this classic Louisiana dish alongside some hearty fluffs!

Garnish your gumbo plates with jalapeños, scallions, and bacon drizzled in brown sugar for an eye-catching presentation. Or, if you prefer a more subdued aesthetic, try fouling the surface with chopped green onions and topped with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.

Instant Pot Gumbo

In this instance, a traditional gumbo recipe can be prepared in under an hour using an Instant Pot.

This delicious stew is made from meaty seafood and vegetables cooked in a savory spice mixture. Yum!

Equipped with its inherently more ethical design choice of producing antibiotic-free meats – even for those receiving antibiotics during routine medical treatment – the Breville Smart Roast takes home the prize when it comes to instant pot recipes!

Brewing your own root beer at home has never been easier! Simply combine the ingredients into a glass bottle or jar, let sit for two weeks then strain through a coffee filter to remove any sediment. The result is deliciously creamy soda that can be enjoyed on its own or as part of homemade floats!

Jambalaya Recipe

Jambalaya is an intoxicating mix of fragrant Cajun spices, tender chicken or ham and spicy rice nestled within a rich sauce. Traditionally accompanied by steamed rice, but our tried-and connoisseur recipe can easily be adapted to suit any dietary preferences!

For this ultimate Jambalaya recipe, we’ve included all of the textures and flavors needed for an authentic meal: succulent chicken chunks; plump bell pepper slices; juicy tomatoes; and aromatic herbs. To round out the flavors, we’ve added flavorful rice that’s perfect for any occasion as well as some sautéed onions for additional richness.

Putting Potato Salad In Gumbo

If you’re eager to make an epic, Louisiana-inspired potato salad, all you have to do is toss some potatoes, mayo, and spices in a bowl. It couldn’t be simpler!

Delicious nuggets of ham hock or pork shoulder are sure to provide an additional punch of flavor to the dish.

Seafood Gumbo Near Me

Seafood Gumbo is a hearty dish that exudes confidence—it’s perfect for when you want to impress your guests!

Toast croutons and mix them with some oil, then toss with shrimp or crabmeat and sauté until they are just opaque. Stir in diced tomatoes and other ingredients before bringing it all together with rich roux. As it simmers, let the stew become infused by rich notes from vegetables and herbs such as celery and thyme – this captivating aroma will surely entice even the most discerning diners!

For our Seafood Gumbo recipe, we decided to use Maine lobster meat. Adding just one pound of lobster meat provides ample sustenance for those looking for an impressive bowl of soup! To ensure the seafood stock remains smoothly textured throughout, we included some chopped scallions towards the end along with some potato starchy bits in lieu of rice.

Once cooked, garnish with fresh parsley leaves and mint sprigs, which provide an invigorating experience; while crunchy chips offer a refreshing contrast!

Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Grouper and salmon are two of the most commonly encountered fish options, but don’t forget about your other favorite seafoods!

For this recipe, we’ve included our straightforward clam broth along with some aromatic vegetables and a heaping helping of sausage for flavor. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking out an authentic Louisiana meal after all – yet still satisfying even if you aren’t from the state!

Sides For Shrimp Creole

It is essential that any meal featuring seafood should include something substantial alongside them; if this isn’t the case, you could end up completely neglecting what is an essential part of devouring such delicacies!

Gremolata’s aromatic herbs and citrus zest invigorate dishes with a refreshing refreshment. It can be used in fresh salads as well as soups or pasta dishes.

Soul Food

Soul food, a term used to describe foods with an emphasis on whole grains and lean protein, makes an ideal lunchtime meal. For example, you could enjoy this stew along with hot breaded chicken or hearty pancakes for a satisfying yet easy-to-prepare midday meal; moreover, brown rice or millet can be substituted for the white rice in this recipe if desired.

If you are hosting a festive gathering, it’s important to select dishes that aren’t only culinary delights but also delectable ones. Do not forget about those who do not eat pork or beef – make sure to provide them with something more suitable!

Stalekracker Gumbo

Gumbo may be a quintessential Louisiana dish, but it can also be adapted to suit various cuisines.

For those looking to add extra complexity to your gumbo, consider experimenting with stalekrackers. These flavorful additions impart an enticing depth of flavor and provide an opportunity for creative experimentation.

Vegetables In Gumbo

Gumbo is hearty fare, so you’re probably wondering whether or not it’s reasonable to serve vegetables alongside this unctuous mixture. Is there a way to enjoy your greens alongside the casserole without compromising flavor? Absolutely!

Whether you like to keep things pure and simple with a solitary green, or mix up your ingredients by topping off each serving with an assortment of fresh produce – here are some of our favorites for adding crunch and color to Gumbo:

Parsnips make an ideal accompaniment for your gumbo. This versatile root vegetable tastes similar to carrot in both its earthy flavour as well as its distinct orange hue. To ensure maximum authenticity, ensure that what ever type of vegetable dish you decide on – its appearance should remain consistent; don’t be afraid if they vary slightly from one another!

What Appetizer Goes With Etouffee

This is an easy thing to forget when preparing your suppers: we often neglect the importance of doling out some food at the beginning of our dinners. Don’t be shy about offering guests small snacks so they can begin!

To accompany yourou’re cooking up a delectable stew, try these enticing appetizers that go perfectly with gumbo:

Chimichangas are a tasty shortcut to taco night or even breakfast tacos! You can create them in just minutes by using puffed grains such as rice or quinoa for the base and then topping them off with crunchy veggies like cabbage and black Beans. Lastly, sprinkle on cheese and jalapenos for an unforgettable combination of flavors – this dish is sure to be devoured! Restaurants abound serving these savory treats – don’t miss out on this classic entree option!

If you’re seeking a bit more variety in your meal, consider adding a salad as an appetizer. After all, many folks typically prefer their meals served with something green – not only does it provide a taste sensation akin to eating fresh vegetables but also provides one with beneficial fiber content along with important nutrients such as vitamin A and C.

If it’s an Italian-themed dinner party you’re throwing, why not offer up Antipasto platters for guests to enjoy? This assortment of crisp meats, cheeses, olives and tomatoes looks lovely atop a bed of greens and makes for an ideal centerpiece; it will surely add both visual appeal and flavor to any dining experience! From pasta dishes laden with succulent meatballs to other enticing fare like chicken parmesan or linguine al pomodoro – there are endless possibilities here!

What Can You Substitute For Okra In Gumbo

If you find that okra is too pungent for your palate, try using celery stalks or sliced green peppers instead. Both of these vegetables offer alternatives that won’t alter the overall flavor profile of the gumbo; they just make it more palatable.

Eliminate the okra from this hearty dish and substitute an equal amount of shredded cabbage to provide a lighter vegetable option. In addition to its robust flavor profile, cabbage also supplies fiber and vitamins A and C – all essential nutrients that must be included in any healthy diet!

What Dessert Goes With Gumbo

For a decadent finale, try out some of these delectable recipes:

Chocolate Roulade with Cream Cheese Mousse

Crusty bread, creamy cheeses and chocolate are the epitome of indulgence. Incorporate this ensemble into an elegant and sophisticated dessert that can be made ahead of time!

Banana Crème Pie is a sweet finale to any meal. This tempting recipe combines rich vanilla bean custard and cinnamon spiced crusts to create a truly mouthwatering masterpiece.

For an enticing ending to any special occasion, this creation featuring fresh cream and hand-made raspberries should leave no doubt about how magnificent your gala event was – or maybe even just how great you’re looking in general!

What Does The Word Gumbo Mean

Gumbo is a familiar word that you likely use on a daily basis without giving it much thought. Although its origins are rooted in Africa, the word has since expanded to encompass any dish made with a base of rice; however, it can be spiced up and diversified with additional ingredients as well!

Typically, when referring to soup, we would say “goulash” or other variations. Gumbo is an ‘adapted’ form of these, allowing for more flexibility and creativity when preparing your meals at home.

What Goes With Seafood Gumbo

Seafood gumbo may be a dream come true for lovers of all types of seafood. However, in addition to crab legs, shrimp and scallops you’ll also want to include any shellfish – like clams, mussels or oysters!

To elevate your cuisine experience even further, don’t forget about some of the most popular seafood seasonings: scallions, bay leaves, thyme or oregano. If you’re looking for an extra kick of flavor in your soup, don’t hesitate to sprinkle some tarragon or basil on top – both are surefire winners when it comes to elevating any dish!

For those who enjoy pepper or other heat-producing spices in their food, why not add some jalapenos or Tabasco sauce? This is certainly a versatile option for anyone looking for a spicy kick alongside their meal and leaves plenty of room for creativity as you create new recipes.

What Meats Go In Gumbo

The macerating agent can be anything from a pinch of salt to black pepper, but it’s important to consider the variety of ingredients that you’re using. Generally speaking, meats should never be seasoned with dill seeds or cayenne pepper; however there are exceptions such as green beans and tomatoes which may warrant adding seasoning in order to provide additional flavor and enhance their inherent juiciness.

Chicken, beef and pork are most common choices when choosing which meats to include in your gumbo recipe. However, if a meat isn’t commonly used in cooking, try it out! You just might find that its unique profile brings something truly special to the table. If all goes well – perhaps we can make it an addition next time we cook!

What Salad To Serve With Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a stew, so you might be inclined to pair it with a robust salad. However, if you want some greens in your meal, consider one of the following!

Swiss chard or spinach are both hearty crops that pack an abundance of nutrients into each bite. Not only do they contain vitamin A for enhanced skin health and vision-enhancing capabilities; but also beta carotene which provides us with key defense against cancerous cells. Paired with this choice, these green beauties can help protect against macular degeneration as well as provide antioxidant support!

To give your salad some Southern flair, consider using sweet potato instead of traditional potatoes. This vegetable has been gaining popularity recently due to its high glycemic index (measured on a scale from 0-100); however, don’t let this deter you! The starchy nature of sweet potatoes is perfect when paired with lean proteins like chicken or seafood – creating a dish that balances flavors while keeping things tasty!

What Spices Are In Dirty Rice

Gumbo is typically a savory dish, so you may want to introduce the occasional spice. Dust rice generously with Cajun seasoning or any mix of dried spices for an aromatic infusion!

In addition to Cajun seasoning, Dirty Rice contains garlic and jalapeno peppers. Both offer up potent flavor profiles that enhance their counterparts – providing tantalizing complexity to this delectable concoction!

If you’re craving something spicy; then no need to miss out on Dirty Rice’s fiery heat!

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