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Gumbo – my favourite

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  • 10 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 30 okra, 1/4″ slices
  • 2 lbs Chicken Thighs, 1″ pieces skinned and boneless
  • 6+ tbsp Flour
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, Seeded and Dice
  • 1 Green Pepper, Seeded and Dice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced.
  • 14oz Tomatoes, Dice + Juice
  • 5c Chicken Stock
  • Cajun Spice – Cayenne, Paprika, Chili, Cloves and-or Green Tabasco
  • 4 Andouille Sausage
  • 12 Medium Shrimp
  • 1 tsp file powder


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil at medium heat
  • Add okra.
  • Stir until golden brown, 12+ min.
  • Transfer to bowl, set aside.
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil at medium-high.
  • Add chicken
  • Add flour to cover chicken.
  • Saute until lightly brown.
  • Transfer to new bowl, set aside.
  • Add 6 tbsp of oil.
  • Heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add 6+ tbsp flour.
  • Stir to make a brown roux.
  • Reduce to medium.
  • Add onions and pepper.
  • Cook until soften, 10 min.
  • Add garlic, cook another 1 min.
    Roux is a simple, important and personal  choice. Comapred to most recipes, I use more flour than most and I now do it my preference. If you do not know how to make a Roux, look on the web for more details.
  • Add okra, tomato, cook 1 min.
  • Add stock and spices to taste.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Simmer until thicken, 20+ min.
  • Add chicken, cook another 10+ min.
  • Add sausage, cook another 5 min.
  • Add shrimp until pink, ~3 min.
  • Add file and cook 1 min.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Keeps for 4 days.
  • Can be served with Jasmine Rice.


  • Low spice – for those who family members are sensitive to spices, limited the spices during the cooking and provide Green Tabasco at the dining room table for those who want more kick.
  • Vegetarion –  Forgo the Chicken, Chicken Stock and Sausage. Replace with Halibut, Vegetable Stock and add more shrimp in.

Written by raspberryfisher

2012/01/07 at 23:45

Posted in Weekend Cooking

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  1. […] (wife) is away and the fridge was empty, so off the the green groceries so as I can make some Gumbo. And what goes with Gumbo? Dark Beer of […]

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