This is my own expression of gumbo and it's a bit like the people of New Orleans: gregarious and out there. I loved what Leah Chase said to me when we made gumbo together: 'Dishing up a portion of gumbo is like going fishing . . . you get what you get.' I used beautiful blue crabs for this dish, but you can use prepared crabmeat. Make sure you make a nice dark roux and get the 'holy trinity' base of onions, peppers and celery really going, and you can then substitute prawns with crayfish or fish, and use any other type of cured sausage you like. It's the principle of the dish that counts, and swapping ingredients is just fine – in fact, that's sort of the point!
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 213kcal
- Carbs 50.6g
- Sugar 10.2g
- Fat 32.0g
- Saturates 11.0g
- Protein 41.6g
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