- Creole (tomato)
- Cajun (tomat-NO)
I always make my gumbo Creole-style and add a can of tomatoes, because I like tomatoes. But I just made a batch of gumbo and decided to leave out the tomatoes this time. And I have to say that the flavor of the browned roux came through better without the tomato. So I might be sold on Cajun style now. Sometimes less is lagniappe.