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Cajun Gumbo Recipe

October 16, 2014

myGumboSM.jpgChicken & Sausage Gumbo; Yum!

Gumbo weather is coming! 

Marie's Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Recipe
~2  gallons of water
~1 ½ cups of roux (or a 16 oz. jar)
4 chicken bouillon cubes
3 sweet yellow onions diced
2 stalks celery chopped fine
1 small can tomato sauce (cuts the roux bitterness)
1 lb of smoked audouille, pork sausage, or smoked chicken sausage- cut up
½ lb of smoked tasso. Sliced up into small piecesCajun Gumbo Ingredients
2 chickens,  cut up, skinned & seasoned. (or ~12-14 of your favorite boneless/skinless pieces)     
~½ cup chopped green onion tops/ shallots
Seasoning to taste  ( Zateran’s or  The Stuff  from T-Coon’s)  If you don’t have a blend, start w/ 1 T.salt, 1 tsp. black pepper,  2 tsp. cayenne, 1 tsp. paprika,  & ½ tsp. garlic powder.
  1. First, you make a roux.  See previous blog or visit this link.   

  2. Put on 2 gallons of water to boil.  Cut up and season the chicken; set aside.   
    Add ~ 1 cup of roux (1/2 jar)  to the boiling water, stirring till completely dissolve.  This part is all in the eye.  Add roux until it gets the thickness/color you want.  Add a little more water if needed (I take a Tablespoonful out and I don’t want to be able to see the bottom of the spoon! If so, it’s too clear, add more roux,)

  3. Add the 4 bouillon cubes to dissolve.  Then add tomato sauce, diced onions, celery, and 2 Tbsp seasoning blend (or season to taste)    Boil for about an hour.

  4. Add the smoked meat, boil another 30 minutes.

  5. Now, this is a good time to taste it!  Remember that your chicken is going to add more seasoning.  But If the roux taste is too strong, first try adding a bit more salt; if it’s already salty enough, another can of tomato sauce or a couple of tsp. of sugar will cut the bitter roux.

  6. Turn the heat down to low; add the seasoned chicken and cook on low until chicken is done (depends on how big you cut the pieces, roughly 20 minutes; if you use whole pieces w/ bones in, it will take longer.) 

  7. Add the chopped green onions the last 15 minutes. Taste it, and add more seasoning blend if needed!

  8. Serve over rice (with potato salad!) 

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