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delicious louisiana gumbo

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is so good stuff! All from scratch! No Zatarain's here! You can use any combination of meats, 1 1/2 lbs. or a half a pound of all three! MMMM mmm!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For delicious louisiana gumbo

  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 5 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk
    celery, peeled and diced
  • 2 c
    frozen sliced okra
  • 1
    whole bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried whole thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 lb
    chicken meat, cut up
  • 1/2 lb
    raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removied
  • 1/2 lb
    sliced andouille sausage or other smoked sausage
  • 2 c
    cooked, white rice

How To Make delicious louisiana gumbo

  • 1
    In a small skillet, add 2 Tbsp canola oil, brown chicken and sausage. Remove and set aside.
  • 2
    Add okra, garlic, onions and celery to skillet and saute until all veggies are wilted and onions are clear. Set aside.
  • 3
    a large dutch oven or soup pot add 1/4 cup of canola oil and 2 Tbsp. bacon grease. Heat over medium-high heat. (3-5 minutes)
  • 4
    Add flour and continually stir until flour browns to the color of peanut butter.
  • 5
    Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, Cajun seasoning, vegetables, chicken, and sausage. Stir well; simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Add shrimp and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Add more Cajun seasoning to taste if desired.
  • 7
    Remove bay leaf and serve in a hot bowl over 1/4 cup cooked white rice.