It's Mardi Gras and what better way to celebrate than with some hearty gumbo! I've always loved the flavors of Cajun cooking and the awesome dishes that come out of New Orleans. My family has some Cajun roots and gumbo has always been something that we've loved making together. It's reminiscent to me of Hispanic families going through the process of making mole together. It's a tradition and there's many memories and warm emotions that surround it.
At Thanksgiving, one of the first things that we look forward to doing as a family is going to our favorite local seafood shop. We've been going there since I was a baby. We know we'll be coming home with fresh shrimp and all of the ingredients for an awesome gumbo. My dad brings the gumbo pot and we all gather around and wait for the amazing flavors that result.
I'm really looking forward to you trying this recipe. It's one of my all time favorites and I hope it'll become a tradition in your family. I'd love to hear how it goes!