There are many different ways to make this delicious Southern specialty, some of them very controversial. Tomatoes or not? File powder or not? Hot sauce or cayenne? Absolutely no artificial crab meat allowed! What all good seafood gumbos have in common is a variety of seafood, the "holy trinity" (onion, celery, and green pepper), roux, a little peppery heat, and a flavorful seafood stock. This is our version--try it out and make it your own!