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Seafood & Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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This recipe for Seafood & Sausage Gumbo, by , is from The Wright Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Katrina Wright
Added: Saturday, February 23, 2008


1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
4 cups chicken broth - heated
8 oz andouille or smoked sausage, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices - heat through in frying pan
1 1/2 cup sliced okra or one 10 oz. package frozen okra thawed
2 bay leaves
12 oz thawed shelled and deveined shrimp
6 oz fresh or frozen (thawed) crab meat - cut into large chunks
2 cups hot cooked rice

First you make the roux (pronounced roo). A roux adds color and flavor to many basic Cajun dishes like gumbo.

Four roux, in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven, combine flour and oil till smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 15 minutes more or till roux is light reddish brown.

Stir in onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, black and red pepper. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or till vegetables are just crisp-tender, stirring often.

Gradually stir in hot chicken broth, andouille or smoked sausage, okra and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20minutes.
After 20 minutes, add shrimp and crab and cook 5-7 minutes more until shrimp is pink.
In the meantime, cook rice as directed on package.
Serve Gumbo poured over a cup of rice. Garnish with shredded carrots.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 main dish servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From the Betty Crocker Cookbook that my mom bought me when I graduated from high school. She created a "hope chest" for us so we were prepared to live independently. I've altered the recipe to make it a seafood gumbo, it is originally made with chicken.

For Christmas a couple years ago I wanted to buy Mark a Fry-Daddy so we could make our twice fried french fries. In a holiday rush, I ran into Target, grabbed the Fry-Daddy box, brought it home and wrapped it. On Christmas morning, when Mark unwrapped the gift he looked at his present strangely when I announced "Look babe, a "Fry-Daddy". When he laughed, I looked more closely only to discover I had grabbed a rice cooker. We kept the rice cooker, we use it often, and later I did indeed buy Mark a "Fry-Daddy".




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