Beverley Williams


I worked on this recipe for several years before I got it the way I wanted. It does take a while but is worth the effort. And it does make the house smell wonderful.


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15 Min
2 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb
    small, cooked shrimp
  • 2
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lb
    andouille sausage
  • 2 c
    frozen okra, thwed
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 3 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1(6oz.) can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14oz.) can(s)
    stewed tomatoes, do not drain
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • to taste
    salt & pepper
  • 5 Tbsp
  • ·
    green onion, optional

How to Make Gumbo


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil on medium high.
  2. Add the chicken and cook stirring often until chicken is browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add 2 T butter to the pan and melt stirring to mix with the oil.
  6. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture stirring constantly until browned. About 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let the roux cool.
  7. Reduce the heat to low. Return the Dutch oven to the heat.
  8. Add 3 T butter and melt.
  9. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and celery. Cook stirring often for 10 minutes.
  10. Add the parsley, worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes.
  11. Add the chicken broth and whisk to mix.
  12. Add the chicken and sausage and bring to a boil
  13. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  14. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  15. Add the shrimp and cook for 10 more minutes or until shrimp is hot.
  16. Garnish with chopped green onion if desired.

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About Gumbo

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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