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Thanks for the inspiration! Had mustard greens & kohlrabi greens in my CSA box and this was just what I wanted to do with them. Added lardons and used my own cajun spice blend (based on Emeril’s recipe that I make in 4 cup batches at a time). Condo smells terrific!
Making do with what I had available (mustard greens & inordinate amount of curly kale; smoked jalapeño turkey kielbasa and no ham hock; no file or cajun seasoning either). I used a chili seasoning that had almost all of the required spices (although probably in the wrong proportions and missing celery seed) so I added more garlic , fresh thyme, and fresh celery to make up for missing ingredients. Recipe is forgiving but make sure you don’t skimp on the time spent on the roux. It really provided a nice depth of flavor. Really comforting and lovely gumbo to have during a wild Texas spring storm on Easter Sunday.
Making this now. I did not have a ham hock or andouille so I am improvising and using some smoked pork I had. Also just using spinach and kale as that is what I had on hand. Tasting it as I go, it is yummy. Can’t wait to try it once done lol
This was delicious! Family said they liked it better than my usual Gumbo!! Which they have always loved.
Thanks for clearing up this recipe ! I found it difficult to make but you’ve made it easy to make and follow! I can make it now easily from this recipe !
Tastiest way to get more green leafy vegetables into your diet! made a big pot of green gumbo last weekend when it turned cold. pretty close to this recipe although I go the lazy way and use roux from a jar; perfect every time. I also take the shortcut of buying a roasted or rotisserie chicken from grocery store. add enough cayenne pepper to get that nice warm back bite. the other trick is to use good smoked sausage.
What kind of roux in a jar??
It will be added to my soup line-up. I used smoked turkey and turkey kielbasa sausage.
I have made this recipe 3 times..each time I add more meat. Instead of 1 pack of the sausage I add 2 and cut up a rotisserie chicken … I’m hooked
Louisiana native but had never seen this style of gumbo. It’s now in our regular rotation of red beans, chicken creole and traditional gumbo. Recipe is great as is and also very flexible. Adding chopped turnips this time to try it with a little more bulk. Have shared with multiple people and they were all wary but now devotees:)
I found this recipe on Pinterest and my mouth began to water immediately. I love vegetables! I hopped in my car and drove to the store to purchase the ingredients. Got home and prepared the Green Gumbo and it was AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to eat leftovers for lunch today.
Delicious! I rarely comment on anything on the internet but I just had to. I did cut back on the cayenne a tad but it’s delicious!
It’s amazing! I had this gumbo in a local restaurant and immediately came home and tried to find a recipe based on what I had for lunch….this is it! New Orleans born and raised and just had this for the first time…I’m hooked.
I will be making this !
This is my absolute favorite dish. We grew up on it. My mother is from New Orleans. It was not a soup for us but a stew. We ate it over rice. So many variations … basically use what you have on hand. Also, I’ve used water and broth.
Awesome dish I had a dream of this type of soup and I made it it turned out bomb.
I have lots of sassafras trees here in Kentucky. Can’t fine File. Can’t a make my own?
Hi, Sandy! I don’t see why you couldn’t! Here’s an article I found on making your own file powder. Hope it helps!
I’m excited to make this! Do you think I could allow the gumbo to simmer in the crockpot after making the roux on the stove?
Hi Brooklyn, sure, that should work!
made it twice already. love this!
WOW!!!!! Absolutely stunning. Minor variations: (1) All seafood: 2 lbs fresh shrimp and 1 can of crab meat; (2) instead of 10 cups of water 4 cups of the 10 were vegetable broth (needed room in fridge); (3) doubled Hank’s perfect spice. (4) greens were spinach, kale (spines removed) turnip greens, mustard greens, and collard greens. Best soup I ever made and the best think I have tasted period in a while. Will definitely be making this again and again and again. Thanks Hank!!!!
Jeremy…my family is Creole and Gumbo Zav is authentic…I don’t know if Ms. Leah Chase is still living, but visit Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans…she will validate this recipe…in fact you can google Ms leah with green gumbo and you will find her version to be similar…blessings Shirley