Emeril's Classic Seafood Gumbo -- Some form of gumbo is always on the menu at Emeril's Restaurant. This classic seafood version, which is chock-full of shrimp, fish, and oysters swimming in a broth richly flavored with gumbo crabs, is always a hit.
Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo (Shrimp, Optional) _ The key to a great gumbo is the roux! Patiently baby-sit it until it becomes dark, dark brown, almost like mud…or chocolate. The darker the roux, the richer the flavor!