Does anyone have a good shrimp gumbo recipe?
I would preferably like something simple and easy to make. Nothing elaborate.....but flavorful.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup flour
3 medium onions, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound frozen okra, diced
1 bag (3 tablespoons) crab boil
2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pound Andouille sausage, sliced thin, about 1/4 inch
2 quarts chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons Smoked Spanish Hot Paprika
Serves / Yields
About 5 Quarts
Make a tea with 1 quart of chicken broth and 3 tablespoons (1 bag) of crab boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and set aside. Discard the bag of crab boil, or strain out the spice blend.
Add the olive oil and flour to a stock pot and heat on medium-high with constant stirring until it is mohogany brown. This is roux, and it is the only difficult part of this recipe.
The secret is constant stirring and constant attention. This will only take a few minutes. The roux must be dark brown but not burnt. There is no recovery from burned roux. If this happens, wash up and start over. Use a metal or wooden spatula, nylon or plastic will melt in the hot roux.
Add the onions, celery and bell pepper, and stir. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and sausage and stir for several minutes.
Add the crab boil liquid and the rest of the chicken stock. Add the potatoes, carrots, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the shrimp, okra, tomatoes, and paprika, and simmer for another 20 minutes. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Serve over rice. Use about 1/2 part rice to 1 part gumbo.
You can use almost any meat to make gumbo. The results will be equally good. Try chicken, ham, pork, almost any sausage, shrimp, crab, fish, or crawfish. Our preference is shrimp and sausage, and is the one we always cook. You will notice that we don't use file gumbo. We don't think that it adds to the dish.
- 4 years ago
- wildflowerLv 71 decade ago
My Mom loves gumbo and she purchases the Zatarain"s Gumbo Mix that you can get in any supermarket. We get ours at Walmart's. It has directions for anything you would want to add to it, such as veggies, etc. The major ingredient that you'd want to add to it would be shrimp and shrimp is not in the mix. (But everything else is) The seasoning is included in the pkg. It's very quick and easy, taste as good as a gumbo cooked from scratch.