My version was minus the shrimp and parsley because I just don't like them, minus the complicated roux because, well, it was just too complicated, minus the habaneros because I didn't want it to be too spicy, minus the okra because it was too slimy and discusting and I threw it away, and minus the lemon juice because I forgot to add it at the end....
Here's what it looked like.
In the expert culinary world I would have gotten an F and a, "that's not Gumbo" from the Chef. But taste tester friends said it was very good. I agree and I plan on keeping the recipe and making it again.
Although alot of "Meez Fleen's" Le Cordon Bleu experiences she shared grossed me out and the recipes intimidated me it was inspiration to try new foods.