louisiana gumbo

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By ANITA ELDER
from Seattle, WA

I was originally taught this recipe from a friend from Louisiana. Over the years, I have tweaked it to make it my own recipe. One thing to note - it's hard to make a little Gumbo, so this is great to serve guests!

serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For louisiana gumbo

  • 1 pkg
    smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 lb
    chicken legs
  • 1 lb
    snow crab legs
  • 2 lb
    large shrimped, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    bay leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    gumbo file
  • 1 pkg
    okra, frozen
  • ROUX
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1/4 c
    flour

How To Make louisiana gumbo

  • 1
    Cook chicken, sausage, vegetables (except okra), and seasonings with enough water to cover for one hour.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients, except frozen okra and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Make roux* of flour & shortening and add to gumbo.
  • 4
    Add okra and cook additional 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Serve with white rice.

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