I’m a Louisiana girl. I grew up in north Louisiana and I lived in south Louisiana for 8 years… and believe me when I say Cajuns know how to cook! I haven’t lived in Louisiana for many years now, but anytime there is a cold snap, I start craving my Instant Pot Gumbo. This is a fast and easy way to have your favorite Cajun flavors in a fast one hour instant pot recipe.
I have a special place in my heart for gumbo. It’s the perfect meal for a cold fall or winter day!
The basis of the dish is the roux (a mix of flour and oil cooked into a peanut buttery consistency). The roux is the HEART of a good gumbo. A lot of my friends in Louisiana didn’t make the roux themselves, but bought a bottle of pre-made roux… but it really can be made at home from scratch with time and a few simple ingredients.