Recipe: ​Mamma's Seafood Gumbo from chef John Besh

August 28, 2015
By: CBS News

Chef John Besh owns 12 restaurants around the country, including 10 right in his hometown of New Orleans. He's a fixture on television, and has written four cookbooks, including his latest: "Besh Big Easy" (Andrews McMeel). He's offered up this classic Louisiana dish for "Sunday Morning" viewers.

"When I say I cook at home more and more like my mother and grandmother did, this gumbo is a great example," he wrote. "Cooking it makes me so happy! I get that deep shellfish flavor from cooking the crabs at least 45 minutes before adding the other seafood. It's all about tasting, adjusting the flavors, and really just cooking from your heart."