I made this gumbo on my Instagram stories in March 2020. I called it Gumbo-ish because I am in no way calling this authentic. But what I will call it is delicious, so. much. flava!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but there was so much depth to the dish that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating it. It had just the right amount of heat with lots of veggies and herbs. I highly recommend using spicy andouille sausage as it’s filled with tons of flavor on its own.Print
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 large onion – chopped
- 1 bell pepper (any color will work) – chopped
- 2 stalks of celery – chopped
- 1 jalapeno – seeds removed and diced
- 1 clove garlic- chopped
- 1 lb andoulli sausage – sliced into medallions
- 3 cups chopped okra – fresh
- 1 lb shrimp
- 4 cups (or one 32oz box) chicken stock
- 1 – 28oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 tsp each of thyme, oregano, paprika, onion powder and Old Bay Seaasoning.
- Pinch of cayenne pepper – to your taste
- Make the roux. Add butter to your dutch oven on medium heat, when melted add in the four and stir out the lumps. Allow to cook, while continuing to stir, until flour has developed into a deep brown.
- Add the bay leaf, diced onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, celery and garlic. Stir and simmer until veggies begin to soften. Season with salt and pepperr.
- Add in the can of tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil and add in herbs – thyme, oregano, paprika, onion powder, and Old Bay. Add in the sausage and okra, continue a low boil for another 5 minutes then reduce to a simmer. Cover (but vented slightly) and let simmer 15 minutes or until okra is cooked thoroughly an no longer slimy. 5 minutes before serving add in shrimp, stir to combine. Raw shrimp will cook fast, they only take about 5 min in hot liquid.
- Serve over rice or cauli-rice. Enjoy!
If you’re not into shrimp you could substitute with chicken. But you will need to add the bite sized pieces at the beginning. Cook chicken in your dutch oven then remove and keep to the side. Then begin making the roux in the same pot. Add the chicken back in with the sausage.
Keywords: Easy Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Gumbo