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A great gumbo

Gumbo isn’t that just Jambalaya? Gumbo is not the same as Jambalaya, the main difference is the use of rice in each dish. Gumbo is a soup or stew over rice while Jambalaya is cooked with the rice in the dish. Gumbo should be less rice than liquid and Jambalaya should not be mushy or liquid.

Gumbo is a Cajun and Creole specialty throughout the state of Louisiana. Gumbo is a stew made from seafood, meat or vegetables that is served over hot rice. It can be made thicker with okra, filé or a roux. The best part about Gumbo is that it can be made with an almost endless mix of proteins.

Types of Gum...