New Orleans cooks traditionally make this smothered greens dish without meat for Good Friday. David Kinch, however, prepares his version with a generous amount of pork, as well as eight different kinds of greens, including carrot tops. Slideshow: How to Make a Gumbo Roux
The gumbo can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Filé powder (also called gumbo filé) is made from ground sassafras. It’s available at amazon.com.
Full-bodied Cabernet Franc often has an herbal edge, which helps it pair well with greens, like those in this substantial gumbo. Try one from southern France or California.