Chicken Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo


Chicken Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo — a rich, flavorful gumbo  with authentic flavors; loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp and crab legs. Simply Delicious.




When making the roux, try not to walk away or else it might burn. In the beginning, it will look like frosting but after about approximately 22-25 minutes of constant stirring the mixture will become a little more like gravy.


Most recipes call for okra (a thickener), I intentionally omitted it and replaced it with gumbo file (powdered leaves of the sassafras tree) This serves both as a thickener and adds a distinct flavor to the dish. 


 Gumbo is most often paired with it’s time honored maid – rice. So have some white rice to go with this, along with bread (my preference) If you want to include okra in your gumbo then give this other gumbo a try .


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Chicken Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo — a rich, flavorful gumbo with authentic flavors; loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp and crab legs. Simply Delicious.



Ingredients

  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 8 oz . Smoked sausage
  • 2 pounds chicken skinless chicken thigh
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 3 sticks)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 14 oz . can tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ pound crab legs
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning.
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder or 1 cube
  • 1- tablespoon thyme fresh or dried
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken stock (sub with water)
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1- tablespoon gumbo file
  • 10 cups cooked rice
Instructions

  1. Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil over medium heat in a heavy bottomed Dutch Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and remove. Add the sausage and cook until browned, and then remove. Set aside
  2. In a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan combine melted butter, oil and flour until smooth.
  3. Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, for about 20-30 minutes or until it turns a rich dark brown color - just like chocolate. Don’t walk away from the stove during this process. It might burn.
  4. When you have achieved your desired color. Remove from stove and let it cool.
  5. Return the Dutch oven back on the stove. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and cook for 8- 10 minutes –stirring frequently.
  6. Then add chicken, sausage, crab legs, creole seasoning, chicken bouillon or cubes, paprika, thyme, bay leaves and let it cook for 5 minutes. Followed by can tomatoes about 6 cups of chicken stock, bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 45 – 50 minutes .Add the shrimp, simmer for 5 more minutes.
  7. Stir in file powder, green onions, and chopped parsley.
  8. Adjust thickness soup and flavor with broth or water and salt.

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