How to Make Gumbo
Gumbo, the classic Louisiana stew, is one of our favorite Mardi Gras recipes. We'll show you how to make gumbo, including a tip for the perfect dark roux. Once you've mastered classic gumbo, try adding in your favorite meat, veggies, and seafood. Get our creative gumbo recipes and learn how to make the perfect gumbo side dish: rice.
Step 5: Add Water
Once the broth has become thickened, gradually add water. Once all the water has been added, stir in okra. If you can't find cut okra, buy it whole and slice it.
Not a fan of okra? Substitute cut green beans.
Step 6: Finish the Gumbo
Once the gumbo is thickened and the okra has softened, add in the chicken and sausage. Since they are already cooked, they just need to be heated through.
Serve the gumbo with rice and hot sauce.