As a former resident of the crescent city I have an empty place in my stomach where gumbo should be.
i must confess that the closest thing to what everybody's mama makes in Nola is the Gumbo at Heaven on Seven. Correct color, consistentcy and rice ratio. doesnt need melinda's, but is great with hot sauce too. Seafood or otherwise, this is the standard. Has anyone tried anything even close. Please respond.