Serve this Cajun style seafood soup over rice. That along with the prawns, scallops, crab and okra in the soup makes this more than a meal.
This pale green powder is the traditional ingredient that gives gumbo its characteristic ‘gummy’ consistency. DO NOT REHEAT after file is added, as the gumbo will become stringy. If you think that you have made more than will be consumed in one meal, add a little file powder to each bowl instead of to the pot, so that leftovers can be reheated as needed.