Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

How do you make gumbo?

I need to know what we need to make gumbo and how to make gumbo. Thanks!

6 Answers

  • mike h
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Chicken and sausage gumbo

    1 16 oz jar roux

    1 whole chicken

    1 or 2 links andouille sausage (or high quality smoked pork sausage)

    2 bunches green onions

    fresh parsley

    2 or 3 bay leaves

    -adjust seasonings to taste-

    1 tsp red pepper

    1 tbsp tony chacere's or similiar cajun seasoning

    1 tsp garlic powder

    1/2 tsp MSG

    In a large, heavy pot

    Boil the chicken and debone - save the broth

    bring broth to light simmer and add 1/2 to 2/3 of roux ( it will be lumpy and hard, use spoon to break up ALL clumps when in broth)

    watch pot as it can boil over when roux is added

    skim grease

    slice sausage and add to pot

    add water as needed

    chop onions and add to pot (including green parts)

    add chicken

    add seasonings

    simmer for an hour or so

    sprinkle chopped parsley on top

    Serve with rice.

    Gumbo's key is the roux. It has to be brown and lots of it for taste. Roux is no more than flour browned in oil. think of it as slightly toasted gravy. Roux is easier bought at the store than home made. You can burn it very easily.

    Also Real Cajuns will only use a cast iron pot and a wooden spoon to stir with.

    You can make gumbo out of any meat or seafood or both.

    Bon Appetiete!

    'dis make one good earth gumboyaya, you!

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  • *COCO*
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago


    1 box Zatarain's gumbo base mix without rice

    1 lg. onion, chopped fine

    3 bay leaves

    1 bunch green shallots, chopped

    1 (16 oz.) pkg. cut-up frozen okra

    1 lg. can cut tomatoes, drained

    Salt and pepper to taste

    1 tsp. gumbo file

    3 lb. shrimp, peeled and cleaned

    In large soup pot, cook gumbo base mix according to directions, add 3 bay leaves. After mix has cooked for 30 minutes, add onions and shallots and cook for 15minutes. Add okra and cook for 15 minutes. Then add tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for another 15 minutes. Add shrimp and cook over medium heat until shrimp are pink. Stir well. Turn heat low and cook for another 20 minutes. Add gumbo file' before serving. Serve gumbo over rice. Serves 8 to 10.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 pound smoked sausage -- sliced

    3/4 pound chicken breasts -- cook and shred

    1 cup chopped onion

    1/2 cup chopped green pepper

    1/2 cup chopped celery

    8 cups water

    2 cloves garlic -- minced

    1 bay leaf

    1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    dash hot sauce

    3/4 cup sliced green onions

    4 cups hot cooked rice

    Prepare chicken breasts and shred. Set aside. Brown sausage, onion, and green pepper in skillet. Drain fat. In Crock-Pot, combine shredded chicken, sausag e mixturee, celery, water, and seasonings. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours or on High 3 to 4 hours. serve over rice and garnish with the green onions. Serves 8 to 10

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  • Sue L
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Gumbo is a chicken stew thickened with one of three things: roux, okra, or gumbo file.

    Any chicken stew thickened with one of those three is Gumbo.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    when you perfect this let me the Taste Hells Kitchen!!

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