Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo Recipe
Ingredients: ( Yields about 7-8 Qts. Of Gumbo)
1 whole Chicken , 1-2 lbs. Smoked Sausage, 2-3 lbs. Peeled & Deveined Shrimp
4-6 stalks Celery, 6 Stalks Green Onion, 2 Med. White or Yellow Onions, 1 Lg. Bell Pepper
¼ C. Olive Oil, 3 Bay Leaves, 1 Tb. Thyme, 1 Tb. “Tony Chachere’s” Creole Seasoning, ½ t. Garlic Powder
1 Tb. Old Bay Seasoning, 1 Tb. Kosher salt, 2 Tb. Zatarains Crab Boil Seasoning ( Liquid ) or 2 Tb. Dry Crab Boil Seasoning, 1-2 Pks. (5oz.ea.) Louisiana Gumbo Mix ( Dry Roux ) , 1 Tb. Black or Cayenne Pepper, 1 Tb. File’ Powder (Optional to taste ) Corn Starch may need to be added to thicken for “Thick Gumbo” (Optional) at the end of Cooking Process.
(Dice Veggies in ¼”- ½” cubes, cut sausage into ¼’’ slices, cut shrimp into 1” pieces if they are X- Large)
In a 10 Qt. Pot …..Boil Chicken in 4-5 Qts. Of Water (till Tender) approx. 30 minutes meanwhile start to Sautee Veggies in Olive Oil till Dark Brown add Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Old Bay to Mix while Sautéing. Remove Chicken from Pot and allow to Cool and Debone.
Put Sautéed Veggies in Pot along with Deboned Chicken, Sausage, ( Add Shrimp Last) Bring to a Boil, and 1-1/2 Bags of Gumbo Mix ( Mix Gumbo Mix in Cold water to dissolve before adding to Pot), allow to boil 3-5 minutes, Reduce Heat add the remainder of Seasoning and Shrimp , Simmer for 20 minutes If Gumbo needs to be thickened add remainder of Gumbo Mix (and / or ) 2 Tb. Corn Starch ( mix in cold water ) before adding, to Thicken to desired Thickness.
(Add Crackers and Hungry Mouths and ENJOY!!!!)
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