David's Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Put rice in a bowl and ladle the Gumbo over the top of the rice!
Cajun cooking IS NOT HOT!!!! It's a proper blend of FLAVOR and knowing how to have the different flavors combine properly.
1 largefryer chicken
1 lbsausage (smoked, kielbasa, andouille etc) 1/4-1/2 inch slices then browned in a skillet
1/2 croux (see my first you have a roux)
3 mediumyellow onions rough chopped
1/2 stalk(s)celery rough chopped
1 mediumbell pepper
1 bunchgreen onions
4 clovegarlic chopped fine
3-4 pinchsalt and red pepper to taste
3-4bay leaves, dried
1/2 tspfile (if you have it)
1 ccooked med grain white rice (you can use long grain if med not available)
How to Make David's Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
- Boil the chicken in a large pot and fill with hot water. Add the bay leaves to water and slow boil about 45 minutes. This creates your stock for the Gumbo. After done allow to cool about 15 minutes then remove chicken from pot. Strain off floating fat.
Take chicken and remove all of the meat from the whole bird. Take all of the meat and rough chop into large bite sized pieces. Set pot of broth to the side. Remove the bay leaves.
- In another pot put in the roux and bring to a hot temp where it's hot like it was when you were making it. Or make at this time and when it gets to a very dark Coke color then add all of your chopped veggies (Holy Trinity) add the rest of the seasonings to the roux and stir until veggies are soft and the onion starts to turn clear.
- Once your pot with the veggies and seasoning are ready put in the chicken meat and sausage. Continue to stir for about 10 minutes to make sure mixed well and all is hot and simmering. Then start adding the stock. Put in a cup first and stir, you will notice that this becomes thick. After this is done start adding enough stock to cover the contents by about an inch or so. You don't want this too watered down. You want to have a chunky quality to your Gumbo. Continue to simmer for about an hour. You will get evaporation so continue to add a cup of stock as needed.