My mother Betty Mae “Peters” Porter loved to cook! She considered herself a gourmet cook, and many of her friends thought so too. She became known as the “Soup Girl.” She loved to entertain, and in her own words she would say, “Cooking helps me to unwind after a long day at work.”
One of my mother’s specialties was File’ Gumbo, but I do not have the recipe in reach, but knew exactly where her New Orleans Shrimp Gumbo recipe was. My mother who’s family was from New England did not make Gumbo, but about 50 years ago my mom’s friend Yvonne Greene from New Orleans taught her how to make it. We would have Gumbo for special occasions such as Christmas or even Thanksgiving. There would be a large pot cooking on the stove to feed about 40 to 50 guests. The recipe below will serve six adults. I hope you enjoy!
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