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  • 1/3 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cups - cooking oil
  • 1/2 cups - chopped onion
  • 1/3 cups - celery or green pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoons - black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons - ground red pepper
  • 4 cups - chicken broth, heated
  • 8 ounces - andouille or smoked sausage, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups - sliced okra, or 10 oz. frozen okra
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 1 - large chicken breast, skinless, boneless, diced
  • 2 cups - hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoons - Cajun or fajita seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups - Frozen mixed vegetables, Optional
  • Directions:

    For roux, in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven combine flour and oil 'til smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 10 minutes more or 'til roux is dark reddish-brown.
    Stir in onion, celery or green pepper, garlic, black pepper and red pepper and fajita or Cajun seasoning. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or 'til vegetables are just crisp-tender, stirring often.
    Gradually stir in HOT chicken broth (use whisk to combine thoroughly); stir in sausage, okra, mixed vegetables (if using) and bay leaves. Add chicken. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
    Cover; simmer 20-3o minutes or 'til tender. Discard bay leaves. Serve over rice.

    Brief Description

    A fantastic cajun gumbo, delicious on a cool winter evening.

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    Category:  Soups

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 25 min
    Cook Time: 45 min


    For seafood gumbo: prepare as above, except substitute 12 oz. frozen shelled shrimp and 6 oz. fresh or frozen crabmeat for the chicken. Thaw shrimp and crab, if frozen. Cut up crab. Cook roux 'til LIGHT reddish-brown. Add shrimp and crab during last 5 minutes of cooking.
    Substitute one teaspoon Cajun, blackening, or Essence seasoning for black, red pepper & garlic, if desired. Much more flavor & kick.


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    February 15, 2012

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