Yes indeed... Gumbo season is here...And I got one to share with you.Yes, Sir!!! it is spicy and hot! This sausage and chicken gumbo is adore by people who cannot eat shell fish. So please enjoy and have a good time with the Gumbo.
Make A Roux It Is Easy...
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Creole seasoning to taste
6 cups chicken broth
1 can whole tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/8 cayenne pepper or more to you taste
1 baked chicken, boned and shredded
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
When hot, whisk in flour.
Until the roux has cooked to the color of dark chocolate 8 to 10 minutes AND HAVE THAT ROASTED PEANUT SMELL Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black specks in the mixture, start over.this means it is burn.
Stir onion, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes and sausage into the roux;cook 5 minutes.(You can add 1 cup cutup okra if you like) That help make it thicker.
Stir in the garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning; blend thoroughly.
Skim off any foam that floats to the top during the last hour.
Stir in the chicken, and simmer 1/2 hour more.