Let's all thank Cajun cuisine. Gumbo's da bomb.

Gumbo - Bake, Braise & Broil

If i'm being honest, I forgot about Gumbo. It fell to the back of my recipe box and was lost for a couple years. What a tragedy - no one should go that long without gumbo. Regardless, I'm now on heavy gumbo rotation - once every couple weeks. It really is that good. I know what you're thinking... "James... it's soup. How good could it be?" I'll tell you...

fu%&ing good.

Let's look a little closer at that sausage, shall we? ...

Gumbo Recipe

I should preface this ... I'm not sure I can really call this a gumbo. In fact, I'm not sure I know what makes a gumbo... a gumbo. I've seen recipes with okra, filé powder, shrimp... the list goes on. I've never even been to New Orleans, although I have a deep, lingering urge to go. I love cajun food. AND BEIGNETS, how have I not had a beignet?! 

Gumbo Recipe

This is by no means an authentic recipe - but it is damn tasty. Scrumptious even. And although it hails from the deep south (in origin anyway), it's perfect up here in the north on a snowy winter night. 

Gumbo Recipe