LA chef sets Guinness World Record for largest pot of seafood gumbo

LA chef sets Guinness World Record for largest pot of seafood gumbo
(Source: Chef John Folse)

SHREVEPORT, LA (WAFB) - Chef John Folse just set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pot of seafood gumbo at the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

The Independence Bowl was held Thursday, Dec. 27 in Shreveport.

Chef John Folse at the 2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Chef John Folse at the 2018 Walk-On's Independence Bowl (Source: Chef John Folse)

Chef Folse cooked up 6,500 pounds of seafood gumbo, breaking the previous record set at 5,800 pounds. The ingredients for this massive pot of gumbo included:

  • 984 pounds Louisiana shrimp
  • 590 pounds catfish
  • 300 pounds crabmeat
  • 263 pounds alligator meat
  • 112 pounds oysters
  • 33 pounds crawfish tails
  • 175 pounds smoked sausage
  • 262 pounds onions
  • 233 pounds bell peppers
  • 197 pounds okra
  • 99 pounds celery
  • 50 pounds garlic
  • 258 pounds roux
  • 200 pounds oil
  • 2,960 pounds water
Rebecca Evans Mouk, Billy Nungesser, Chef John Folse, and John Evans
Rebecca Evans Mouk, Billy Nungesser, Chef John Folse, and John Evans (Source: Chef John Folse)

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