Roxanne Andersen-Bridges Recipe

Roxanne's Poor Man Gumbo

By Roxanne Andersen-Bridges Ershenen


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6-8
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This is a recipe I threw together. I save the olive oil drippings from making green fried tomatoes and keep in the freezer so whenever I want to make Gumbo I use this instead of making a rue, this saves alot of time.

Use fresh tomates if you have them. I put tomatoes from my garden in the freezer, all I do is wash them off good and core and peel and cut into bite size then put them in a zip lock bag

Ingredients

2 large
chicken breast halves
1 large
red bell pepper diced
1 large
onions, vidalia, diced
1 lb
cut orka
1 lb
frozen corn
2 large
stalks of celery diced
1
bay leaf
drippings left from making fried green tomatoes
1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt & pepper to taste
1 small
tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid
8 oz. slice
hillshire beef sausage

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash chicken,put in the pot add cold water to cover the chicken. Boil chicken in a 5 Qt. Dutch Oven ( a big pot ) Skimp the froth off the top of broth.
When the chicken is done take it out of the pot,let it cook enough to where you can take the skin off and debone,then cut into bite size pieces. Save the chicken broth cause you will use this same pot to cook everything together. Put the cut up chicken back into the chicken broth. Add celery, corn & okra. Add bay leaf I tie a piece of thread around it so I can pull it out easly before serving.
2
I use a Cast iron pan get it hot and wipe with a little olive oil. Dice onion & bell pepper cook until tender. Cut sausage into 1/2" slices put sausage & tomatoes in chicken broth
3
After you've cooked everything for about 1/2 an hour add shrimp cook until done, it just takes a few minutes for them, don't overcook as the shpimp will get tough

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Gumbo

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6 Comments

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Roxanne Andersen-Bridges Ershenen
Mar 14, 2012
Hi Peggy
I sure can understand that. Seems like when your hungrey the food that cooking will be calling your name. Haha
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peggy mathis sweetladypm
Mar 12, 2012
I wanted cornbread really bad (cause that is part of the meal). But after smelling the soup cooking I couldn't wait to fix cornbread. I got the bowl and spoon out and called it a meal.
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Roxanne Andersen-Bridges Ershenen
Mar 12, 2012
Hi Peggy
I hear ya, that sounds good. Did you have cornbread with it?
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peggy mathis sweetladypm
Mar 12, 2012
Just give me rice and okra and I'm a happy camper. It's a southern thing! Over the weekend I made ham hock soup. Pour it over rice and it is like eating a gourmet meal. lol