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One of the best parts of celebrating Mardi Gras is the food!

In between Hurricane cocktails and king cake, you’ll probably want to have a big bowl of gumbo. The quintessential New Orleans dish is actually pretty easy to make. This chicken, sausage and seafood gumbo in the video above provides tons of flavor with its mix of spices, and is sure to leave the guests at your Mardi Gras celebration satisfied.

Watch and learn how to make gumbo in the video above.


3 Tbl vegetable oil

4 chicken thighs

3/4 tsp ground cumin

3/4 tsp white pepper

3/4 tsp onion powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 tsp dry mustard

1 1/2 tsp sugar

chicken or shellfish stock

8 oz andoille sausage

1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 cup red or green bell pepper

2 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1 lb crab meat and shrimp

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