i love making gumbo but it's kind of a pain in the butt b/c my lover eats no duck and i have to get the andouille sausage made out of turkey and chicken and no intestinal skin. that aside, i like gumbo with shrimp, but i hate cleaning the stuff and have pretty much stopped eating them at all after reading taras grescoe's description of shrimp farms the world over.
so I really need something else to put in my gumbo besides the sausage. Beef and lamb and duck and pork are not options. shrimp is what i'm trying to avoid. I've used oysters, but the whole thing about gumbo for me is how good the leftovers are, and i haven't figured out a way to make oysters good in anything as leftovers.