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Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

June 14th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1chicken, cut into pieces
  2. 1lbsmoked sausageor andouille sausages
  3. 1cupoil
  4. 1 1/2cupsflour
  5. 2cups choppedonions
  6. 2cups choppedcelery
  7. 1cup choppedbell peppers
  8. 1/4cup dicedgarlic
  9. 3quartschicken stock
  10. 24button mushrooms
  11. 2cups slicedgreen onions
  12. 1bay leaf
  13. 1sprigthyme
  14. 1tablespoon choppedbasil
  15. salt
  16. cracked pepper, to taste
  17. Tabasco sauce or hot sauce, to taste
  18. 1/2cup choppedfresh parsley
  19. 1 (1 lb)package frozencooked shrimp
  20. 4cupscooked white rice

DIRECTIONS

  1. *Removeas much fat from the chicken as possible; cut smoked sausage or andouille into half inch slices and set aside.
  2. In a two gallon stock pot, heat oil over medium heat; sprinkle in flour and whisk constantly until a golden brown roux is achieved; DO NOT scorch; if black specks appear, discard it and start again.
  3. Add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic; saute 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted; add chicken and sausage, blending well into vegetable mixture; saute approximately fifteen minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly until all is incorporated; bring to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer and cook approximately one hour, stirring occasionally and skimming any fat or oil that rises to the top of the pot.
  5. Add mushrooms, green onions, bay leaf, thyme and basil; season to taste with salt, pepper and Tabasco.
  6. Cook an additional one to two hours if necessary, until chicken is tender and falling apart; add parsley and shrimp; cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until shrimp is hot; adjust seasonings and serve over hot steamed white rice.
  7. Pass additional Tabasco at the table, to taste.
  8. *Youmay want to boil the chicken a couple of hours before beginning the gumbo.
  9. Reserve the stock, debone the chicken and use the meat and the stock in the gumbo.

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