Soups & Sauces » Gumbo
When Allen says that you stir that roux until it's the color of Mississippi mud, he ain't kidding. It's an absolutely critical part of the process, though, to get that great smoky flavor that a true Gumbo must have. A labor of love, Gumbo is worth every bit of energy that goes into it. Besides, it feeds an army and freezes well so you can have it on hand whenever you get a craving for a nice big bowl of spicy goodness.