There's nothing quite like a big pot of gumbo simmering on the stove to get you in the holiday spirit. This classic dish is perfect for feeding a large crowd, and it's easy to customize with your favorite ingredients. So break out the roux and get cooking — your family and friends will love this hearty, soul-warming dish. If you're looking for a new Christmas tradition to try, consider making gumbo.
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It contains okra which is a pod-like vegetable, and is thickened with either filé powder or okra pods and often served over rice. Gumbo has a long and varied history. The word “Gumbo” comes from the West African word “kingombo” which means okra. There are many different stories about how it was created, but most agree that it was a result of fusion of three cultures: West African, Native American, and European (French / Spanish) in Louisiana in the 18th century.
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