There are two distinct varieties of gumbo from Louisiana: "Creole gumbo," popular in the southeastern New Orleans area, and "Cajun gumbo," from the southwest.  Creole gumbo is loaded with succulent seafood such as shrimp and shellfish, while Cajun gumbos take pride in poultry like duck and turkey - and neither skimp on the andouille sausage.  Both spectacular styles are represented here, so whether you want a great New Orleans gumbo or a kicked-up creole variety, your National Gumbo Day is sure to be a good one!

Spicy Andouille Gumbo with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (from Healthy. Delicious.)Spicy Andouille Gumbo with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Beans (from Post Punk Kitchen)Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Kidney Beans

Shrimp Gumbo (from Three Many Cooks)Shrimp Gumbo

Chicken and Chorizo Gumbo (from Love Bites)Chicken and Chorizo Gumbo

Dungeness Crab and Gulf Shrimp Gumbo (from Fat of the Land)Dungeness Crab and Gulf Shrimp Gumbo

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo (from Salad in a Jar)Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo (from Love II Cook)Vegetarian Gumbo

Spicy Turkey & Andouille Gumbo (from life, in recipes)Spicy Turkey and Andouille  Gumbo

Duck Gumbo a Go Go (from Food Wishes)Duck Gumbo a Go Go

Beef & Seafood Gumbo (from Parsley, Sage, Desserts, and Line Drives)Beef and Seafood Gumbo

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