Some recipes need a lot of love and time, and Mike’s Gumbo is one of those recipes. Not for the weak of spirit, the love you pour into this Gumbo will determine how much your family and friends love it.
My sister’s beau, Mike, took on the challenge to make dinner for one of our Sunday dinners. He didn’t take that task lightly, and chose to make his family favorite Gumbo recipe. Very rarely is there a dish that has so much preparation, but boy is the time and work worth the effort.
Mike spent the entire morning and afternoon chopping, cooking, steaming, frying and just pouring in his heart and soul to this amazing Gumbo. I was there as support to take pictures, record the process, and keep the kitchen organized. I wasn’t able to take pictures of all the steps (missed some as they started cooking before I got there). But I got a few candids.
If you do decide to take on the challenge of this incredible gumbo, plan on devoting all day to prepare it, but be sure to take a few breaks. Here’s Mike taking a little break…
Thanks again to Mike. It was a fun afternoon and a wonderful dinner.