Spice up mealtime with these gumbo recipes from TikTok

Gumbo is a key dish in Louisiana cuisine. While broth and rice are the main ingredients, there are countless ways to make gumbo, as no two recipes are quite the same. With gumbo’s broad appeal, it’s no surprise that the savory soup-stew is gaining traction on TikTok. If you’re looking for some Southern comfort food, here are five gumbo recipes that will add a little flavor to your meal rotation.

1. Vegan gumbo

Gumbo may be known for its plethora of meats and seafood, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any delicious vegan options. Begin by making a roux from flour and oil in a heated skillet. Next, mix in some diced onions, celery, and bell peppers. Pour in some vegetable broth followed by sliced okra. Then add seasoning and a plant-based sausage. Pour in more vegetable broth, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke. Sprinkle in some filé powder (an herbal powder made from dried, ground sassafrass leaves), then serve with rice. 

2. Deer sausage and duck gumbo

This gumbo recipe includes a savory mélange of deer sausage and duck. First, add garlic paste followed by chopped onions, celery, and bell peppers to a skillet. Next, mix in deer sausage, then add duck meat. Sprinkle on some seasoning before combining with a roux. Pour in some vegetable broth and hot water, then top with bay leaves, all-purpose seasoning, oregano, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce. 

3. Keto-friendly gumbo

The secret is in the hot sauce for this spicy, keto-friendly gumbo. Begin by adding shredded chicken combined with chopped onions, celery, and bell peppers to a heated pot. Next, add chicken broth and beef broth, followed by tomato sauce, cayenne, hot sauce, minced garlic, cooked andouille sausage, and shrimp. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

4. Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo


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Impress any gumbo aficionado with this chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. The recipe involves chicken broth mixed with chopped celery, onions, carrots, and bell peppers, followed by andouille sausage combined with a roux. Sprinkle on your choice of seasoning and enjoy!

5. Classic Cajun seafood gumbo


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Each bite of this gumbo recipe is packed with flavor. Begin by making a roux, then add chopped onions, celery, bell peppers, and garlic. Next, add chicken broth followed by pan-seared chicken and sausage. Sprinkle in some Cajun seasoning and bay leaves, then add in some fresh peeled shrimp before finishing with green onions and parsley.

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