So I hope all the Cajun folks out there would be proud. I made a nice shrimp and sausage gumbo. I made smoked bacon that morning so I started off with the bacon fat with equal parts flour in my dutch oven and I cooked that bad boy until it was brown and flavorful. I then added my veggies some of these are not typical but I worked with what I had. I had 3 diced jalapenos, 1 large onion, 5 stalks finely chopped celery. I let them sweat a bit and added my seasoning. Added about 2 tBSP of garlic and cooked til fragrant and golden. I had salt free cajun seasoning so I could control the salt. I added about 1/2 cup cajun seasoning. It is a lot but it was wonderful. I know it is usually served over rice but I didnt have okra as a thickener so I put about 1.25 cups rice (some of my rice was boxed dirty rice so that added flavor too). I then added a 28 oz can of crushed tomato. Let that get to a brick red state and then I dumped in 8 cups of my homemade chicken stocked. Mixed it real good and added fresh chopped green beans to mimic the veggie bite of the okra. As for okra is a little hard to find here. I chopped up kielbasa and let it all simmer for about 35 mins lid on, stirring occasionally. I whisked 1/3 cup flour and 1/3 C water in a bowl and added it to the pot just to thicken it up a touch and simmered for 10 mins before adding 1 lb of shrimp. I let it simmer another 10 mins lid on very low heat. Now this last part may be controversial, I added 1 cup frozen peas to add color and sweetness. Adjusted salt to taste. And it was delicious. Not gonna lie. I know it's not super authentic but I think if you tasted it you'd be proud. Serve with tobasco to taste or if desired.