In my family, I always make a special birthday dinner for the birthday girl or boy. Whatever they want, within reason of course. Last night was my son's sweet 16! YIKES! So he wanted a seafood gumbo. I have never made nor tasted a gumbo, but I took on the challenge happily. This came out really great. I found the recipe on Relish.com, but tweeked it to suit what I wanted to do. You can make it spicier, whatever your palate desires!