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Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

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Eileen Clark


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup flour
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, sliced
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
Kosher Salt
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra
12 oz turkey or pork andouille sausage, sliced
6 cups chicken stock
2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and devained
3 scallions, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
Cooked Rice for serving
Louisiana-Style hot sauce for serving.

1. make roux: warm oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add flour and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring constantly for 30-40 minutes until mixture is rich medium brown.
2. Increase heat to medium and add onion, garlic, celery and peppers. Season with salt. cook, stirring for 5 minutes. add bay leaves, black pepper, cayenne, and paprika and cook 2 minutes. Add okra and sausage, cook 2 minutes. Pour in chicken stock, increase heat to high, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to maintain a simmer, 10 minutes.
3. Stir in shrimp and simmer until just cooked through. Stir in scallions and butter. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve over rice with hot sauce, if desired.

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