Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Easy Gumbo Recipe

Jill, here's one of my favorite Gumbo recipes. The key in making a good pot of Gumbo is in the Roux. These days I don't have much time to spend in the kitchen so I'm jumping for joy that I came across this easy Gumbo recipe. It's a crock pot Gumbo & it tastes awesome!!! I think y'all will love it.

Chicken & Shrimp Crock Pot Gumbo

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons oil ( I use olive oil)
1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4 to 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut in bite-size pieces
1 1/2 to 2 cups frozen cut okra
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup frozen medium shrimp, cleaned and cooked
1 1/2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
3 cups chicken broth

1.) In small saucepan, combine flour and oil; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, about 8 to 12 minutes or until mixture turns a light red-brown.

2.) Place flour and oil mixture in 3 1/2 to 4-quart crock pot. Stir in all remaining ingredients except shrimp, rice, and broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours.
3.) Add cooked shrimp to the gumbo; mix well. Cover and continue to cook on LOW for 20 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook rice in the broth according to package directions. Serve gumbo over the hot cooked rice.
This is a great recipe for a busy weekend


TexasLauren77 said...

score!! thanks for sharing! I've been looking for good crock pot recipes, and this sounds fantastic and fairly easy!! It's going on the menu for next week at my house! ;)

Jill said...

Yum Yum Yum... I'm going to have to try this recipe soon!!!! I love chicken in my gumbo. The chicken soaks up all the flavors and it's devine! :0) I can't wait to try this... I'll let you know when I do. Thanks!