Legendary Seafood Gumbo

Commander’s Palace ships its famous Gumbo nationwide on Goldbelly! Gumbo is the quintessential New Orleans soup or stew. The dish has Southern Louisiana roots that date back between 300 and 400 years ago, before New Orleans was founded, and stands today as a perfect example of how Creole food came to be.

The word “gumbo” is the African word for “okra” which is used predominately in spring and summertime seafood gumbos as a slight thickener towards the end of the cooking process. French and Spanish food traditions are also incorporated, and this blend of cultures is the foundation for Creole cuisine. The classic flavors of gumbo start with a toasty dark roux to add body, aroma, and texture. We then add a vegetable trinity, a rich stock from local ingredients, and a perfect blend of herbs and spices. All the flavors are married together through a low and slow cooking process to complete the gumbo hours later. These days, a New Orleans gumbo is a little thicker and may be served with just a tablespoon of rice as a garnish. Country gumbos, however, are thinner but are always served with a generous portion of local rice or warm potato salad because of the need to stretch the portions during leaner times. Whether a country gumbo or a city gumbo, the perfect expression can be enjoyed all on its own or as a wonderful precursor to the rest of a delightful meal.

Add two loaves of Commander’s Palace’s legendary garlic bread. This garlic bread has been a staple in Commander’s Palace and is served warm at every table. Back in the mid 90’s, Chef Jamie Shannon got tired of making it before each shift and decided to switch it out and serve Cognac whipped chicken liver mousse instead. Although the recipe tasted great, guests revolted and demanded the New Orleans restaurant bring back the famous bread to start each meal. The risky experiment lasted only a week and the cheese-covered crispy bread was back by popular demand and here to stay.

Nestled in the heart of New Orleans’ tree-lined Garden District, Commander’s Palace has been serving legendary Haute Creole cuisine since 1893. Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prudhomme, Jamie Shannon, Tory McPhail, and now Meg Bickford are just some of the chefs who have commanded the kitchen over the years. This New Orleans restaurant, known for its garlic bread, turtle soup, and seafood gumbo, is the winner of seven James Beard Foundation Awards.

More Details

This package serves 4-6 people and includes 2 qts. of Seafood Gumbo

  • Add two loaves of Garlic Bread for an additional charge. Each loaf has 12 pieces per order and serves 2-3

Price includes additional packaging to ensure products stay cold and fresh during transit

Ingredients

Roux (flour, oil), onion, celery, garlic, green bell pepper, seafood stock (white aromatics, white wine, shellfish, fin fish, water), okra, diced tomato, bay leaf, salt, pepper, Creole seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire, shrimp stock, shrimp, crab stock

Instructions / Storage

  • Seafood Gumbo ships frozen with ice packs. may thaw in transit
  • Upon arrival remove packaging and place in the fridge or freezer
  • May be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 6 months

To Serve

If Frozen you can leave your gumbo to defrost in your refrigerator for 2 days and it should be pretty well thawed and ready to reheat by then.

  • If it’s still a bit frozen, you have a few options:

Defrost with Cool Tap water and Reheat on Stove

  • You can submerge the container in cool tap water and defrost in your sink for a few hours until it’s soft enough to get it out of the container with a spoon and into a small saucepot
  • Place the saucepot on the stove over Med-High heat and bring the gumbo to a rolling boil. Be sure to stir the soup constantly throughout the reheating process so it does not scorch
  • Test the temperature of the soup to ensure a temperature of 185*F before consuming
  • Pour hot soup into serving dishes, top with a swirl of dry sherry (if you have it) and enjoy!

Defrost and Reheat in a Microwave

  • If you’re ready to enjoy it now, simply loosen the lid, but keep it on, and keep the container loosely covered
  • Place the soup into the microwave on the defrost setting and follow the instructions on your microwave model for defrosting. *The soup weighs 2 lbs so set your defrost controls accordingly. *During the defrost process, pause the microwave a few times to stir the soup and place back in the microwave to continue defrosting
  • Once the soup is defrosted, use a rubber spatula to remove the soup from the container and into a microwave-safe bowl
  • Cover the soup with plastic wrap and continue to heat the soup on full power until hot and steaming. About 2-5 minutes depending on your microwave
  • Let rest in the microwave for 1 minute to ensure heat is distributed evenly throughout the soup
  • Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly
  • Test the temperature of the soup to ensure a temperature of 185*F before consuming
  • Pour hot soup into serving dishes, top with a swirl of dry sherry (if you have it) and enjoy!
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Shipping Details

  • Commander’s Palace ships Monday-Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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 4.9) REVIEWS

The Turtle soup is a treasure and the garlic bread is it’s own food group.
Jennifer C. - Albion, ME
09/09/20
Commanders Palace Gumbo brings the taste of New Orleans home. Will order again. Delivered on time can't ask for anything more
Frank S. - Brecksville, OH
09/06/20
The shrimp and grits was the best I’ve ever had. It was a memorable dinner.
Salvatore R. - Palm Coast, FL
08/10/20
The soup is unlike any in the world
Jack B. - Prattville, AL
07/05/20
Our meal from Commanders Palace was delicious!! Just as we remembered when we dined there 15 years ago. Thank you G Sullivan Atlanta
Eva S. - Atlanta, GA
06/11/20
Everything was perfect. Food arrived timely, was cold, and everything tasted amazing. A true taste of New Orleans tradition was brought back home!
Terry M. - Magnolia, TX
08/06/20
Turtle soup & garlic bread we’re both incredible. We will do this again!
JEREMIAH L. - Ipswich, MA
05/16/20
I ordered the turtle soup and a pecan pie. Both were excellent! It was a great surprise for my mom for Mother's Day. Turtle soup is not found frequently and my mom hadn't had it in years. I was wonderful!
Christine B. - Silver Spring, MD
05/14/20
The Gumbo from Camander's Palace was epic roadhouse!!!
Warren L. - Mill Valley, CA
08/24/20
Everything was packaged well and traveled well. it's a great value for the money - your price point makes most of your service a special occasion thing; but it makes it worth the extra dollars.
robert m. - Palo Alto, CA
03/26/21
Delivered on date promised. The food was still frozen and my brother said the seafood gumbo from Commander’s Palace was the best he’s ever had - he said it was the perfect birthday present.
Ed J. - Belvidere, IL
03/27/21
Our daughter really enjoyed the cajun food that we sent via Commander's Palace in New Orleans for her 50th birthday dinner.
Shari M. - Lexington, KY
03/24/21
Packaging was superb! Iced with frozen packets plus thermal reusable bag. Seafood gumbo was too good to be true. What a treat! Loved the bread too!
Monica G. - Inverness, MS
03/06/21
It was all great. The weather didn’t participate for the Fat Tuesday delivery, but my parents said the meal was perfect for 2 and absolutely delicious !
Ronald P. - Indialantic, FL
02/27/21
The food was delicious, arrived perfectly packed and cold, even despite being delayed by weather for 5 days. I was sure I would have to re-order, but was thrilled that it was perfect on arrival!
Charlise P. - Hillsboro, OR
02/23/21
I ordered a pecan pie from Commander's Palace in New Orleans...it arrived on time and in perfect condition. By the way, it was absolutely wonderful!
Suzanne E. - Torrance, CA
02/18/21
Each dish was well-prepared and the reheating instructions were spot on. It reminded me of eating there many years ago when I was in New Orleans.
Judy Z. - Pittsburgh, PA
02/07/21
Everything arrived perfectly chilled, was easy to prep and was as delicious as having it fresh and in person! Brought back great memories of one of our favorite restaurants in a city we love to visit!! Perfect birthday surprise for my husband.
Lisa A. - Henrico, VA
01/24/21
My husband and I spent New Year’s Eve quarantined but we used to live in New Orleans and having gumbo reminded us of good times we had had.
Jessica B. - West Newton, MA
01/08/21
The meal was delicious and packaged beautifully. It was the gift I was most excited to send this year since one of my favorite childhood memories is of visiting New Orleans and eating at Commanders Palace. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on Goldbelly.
Daniel B. - Neenah, WI
12/21/20
The web site was easy, the delivery went smoothly and the recipients loved the food. Pretty much perfect.
Roberta S. - Washington, PA
05/27/21
This dish is excellent and I love that it consistently tastes the same as the previous time.
Janet S. - Ann Arbor, MI
05/24/21
Easy, simple ordering. Accurate, on-time delivery. It tasted like I was at Commander's Palace. The Seafood Gumbo was excellent, thank you.
Douglas C. - Lake Oswego, OR
05/21/21
Food arrived cold despite living in a literal hellscape.
Kasey R. - Kingsville, TX
05/17/21
It was a birthday dinner present from the Commander's Palace and they LOVED IT! Came on time, was so fresh and will be ordering from them again!!!!
Daniel D. - Ossining, NY
05/15/21
Excellent preparation and re-heating guidance was provided. Also, the food was delicious-- the same outstanding quality my husband and I experienced when visiting the restaurant in New Orleans.
Barbara E. - Michigan City, IN
05/12/21
Showed up on time and was still frozen just like advertised. It was a gift for a co-worker and the day it arrived was the one day she was working away from home. I was worried that it would be ruined by the time she got home. However it was still frozen when she finally got home.
Shamelia H. - East Orange, NJ
05/15/21
Very easy to order and food arrived on time! Absolutely delicious and experience could not have been better!!
Carol C. - Hampton, NJ
05/05/21
Shrimp and grits were delicious. Good instructions on how to prepare. Well packed for shipment. Pecan pie was to die for.
Robbie J. - Nashville, TN
05/04/21
Well packaged. Food was excellent. I love that the gumbo is excellent and tastes the same each time we order it.
Janet S. - Ann Arbor, MI
04/26/21
Very good dinner menu. Good description of what to do to prepare it. Tasted really good and we enjoyed doing the prep together.
Bill F. - Naples, FL
05/01/21
Shipment on time and arrived in perfect condition. Instructions were easy to follow and food was delicious.
Cheryl B. - Peoria Heights, IL
04/23/21
The product arrived on time and fresh. Commander Palace did a phenomenal job with the quality of the gumbo AND realized based on what I wrote on the gift card that it was an important birthday. Thank you for the balloons!!
Daniel V. - Alameda, CA
04/20/21
I was skeptical and worried that my order would arrive thawed and unsafe for consumption. But it was frozen and cold and thoroughly packaged!
Teresa L. - Pueblo, CO
04/20/21
The food was delivered when it was scheduled. Preparation was easy, and the food was very good!
Rick B. - Indianapolis, IN
04/17/21
Speed of delivery. Packaging. Quality of food. Ease of ordering.
Mom S. - Spring, TX
07/24/21
The delivery was spot on, the food was great and the packaging good.
Robert B. - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
07/18/21
The gumbo arrived as scheduled (actually a little ahead of schedule), still frozen. My nephew was able to defrost it in time & it was enjoyed by all.
Jeff F. - Westminster, CO
07/16/21
everything. food was delicious. easy instructions. loved the meal
Marcia K. - Wayne, NJ
07/16/21
Quick delivery. Food quality was incredible!! The shrimp and grits from Commanders Palace was like having it in the restaurant prepared fresh- but enjoyed at home 1500 miles away.
Madison R. - Beverly Hills, CA
07/10/21
From ordering, to receiving the shrimp and grits, to the delicious food, the experience was excellent!
Denise/Sarah R. - Leonardtown, MD
07/07/21
Order delivered as requested on the Friday prior to Father's Day. Great food from Commanders Palace!
CAPT D. - Manassas, VA
07/08/21
Everything. The process was easy and the food was delicious. What more could we want…
Mark L. - Rockville, MD
07/06/21
Delivered on time, still frozen and my dad loved it....best fathers day gift ever.
Tiffany R. - Modesto, CA
06/22/21
Ordering, shipping, food quality, instructions, everything.
Sarah B. - Cobden, IL
06/22/21
Everything. We ordered 3 different things all were excellent
Susan P. - Huntington, NY
06/27/21
shipped as expected, temperature controlled, communications was excellent and food was fantastic
JACK T. - Palm Coast, FL
06/21/21
Delivery was extremely on time. Also, when I forgot to add an item to my order initially, customer service was so helpful in fixing my order for me and getting that item added on.
James W. - Madison Heights, MI
09/26/21
This was my favorite meal kit yet! The shrimp were perfectly seasoned and fresh. The gumbo was amazing - nice spice level and very tasty. And let’s not forget the pecan pie…. One word - wow!
Dinah W. - San Francisco, CA
09/18/21
I sent this as a gift. The family loved it, It was still perfectly frozen upon delivery. Great product fantastic service, What's not to like?
Allen M. - Coppell, TX
08/21/21
It was so fun being able to serve my foodie husband a fancy NOLA meal on his birthday (without leaving Seattle). The shrimp was the favorite. Everything was delicious. We loved the balloons and banner that were included (a birthday thing I'm guessing?)
Michelle M. - Lynnwood, WA
08/17/21
Found what I was looking for, was delivered on time and the recipient said it was the best Pecan Pie he had ever had.
Erick R. - Hayward, CA
08/16/21