chicken & sausage gumbo

How to make a 5 minute roux RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Tailgating Recipestailgate fan fare
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Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickChicken & Sausage Gumbo
makes 6 to 8 servings

1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup flour
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp creole seasoning
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 32-oz box chicken broth
1 14-oz can chicken broth
2 bone-in chicken breasts
1 (16-oz) package frozen okra, divided
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
cooked rice * scallions * saltine crackers * hot sauce
Big Easy Potato Salad

How To Make Gumbo

1. Get the roux started
2. You’re almost there… keep going
3. Ready to add the seasonings, broth & what not

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stir together the oil & flour in a dutch oven over medium-high heat
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stir constantly for 5 minutes or until your reach the color just shy of a Hershey bar
a nutty aroma will fill your kitchen
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you’re almost there… keep going

add the onion & the next 3 ingredients
cook for 8 minutes
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stir in the creole seasoning & the next 4 ingredients w/ a 1/2 a bag of okra
simmer over low heat partially covered
stir on occasion
for 1 hour & 30 minutes

remove the chicken & fish out any bones
pull the chicken from the bone & shred w/ a fork
return to the pot

brown the sausage in a skillet & drain well on paper towels
add it to the pot

add the remaining 1/2 of a bag of okra
cook for 30 more minutes
stir on occasion

Southern Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickFROM THE KITCHEN OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK

i use a 1:1 ratio of flour to oil

seed & removed the membrane from the green bell pepper

i make a speedy roux that turns a nice rich dark color in about 5 minutes
you’ll need to stir every inch of that pot to keep it from burning
maybe even slide the Dutch oven off of the heat momentarily to keep it a steady color

if medium-high heat makes you nervous
take your time at a slightly lower temperature
i just like to get on with it already

the okra will add additional thickening power
i prefer to add a little at the end for color & texture

easy enough to make during the week… no really
once you get past the roux
you have time to pick up around the house & do a load of laundry
stir on occasion

great to serve when company’s coming

How to Make a Roux Rebecca Gordon Gumbo Buttermilk LipstickTailgating At Home Tip
Cool the gumbo at room temperature, uncovered for 30 minutes.
Place in the refrigerator with the lid cocked to one side so that additional steam can escape.

Reheat & transfer to a slow cooker.
{add additional water to thin}

Please do. Help Yourself.
Organize an assortment of stir-ins & toppings on a tray.
Serve in mugs or bowls.

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3 Responses to chicken & sausage gumbo

  1. jan gautro February 17, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Rebecca, my husband is cajun(we are both from La.) and he introduced me to Gumbo & pot. salad also & it continues to be a favorite for us! Yum! could eat some right now!!!!!

    • Rebecca February 17, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      Jan, I’m so glad you stopped by! I know, “isn’t it the most… to say the least” (one of my fave quotes from Grease) Miss u, R (the smiley face icon is a little creepy– I had to remove it)


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