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

how do you make gumbo?

7 Answers

  • willa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    this is a super easy gumbo recipe.......


    1 cup butter (2 sticks), plus 1 tablespoon

    3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 chopped yellow onion

    1/4 cup chopped celery

    1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 cup sliced fresh okra

    3 cups shrimp stock

    2 cups bottled clam juice

    1 cup chopped canned tomatoes with juice

    3 bay leaves

    1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

    1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

    1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

    1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

    1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

    1 1/2 cups cooked smoked sausage, sliced diagonally

    2 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined

    In a large heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt 1 cup of the butter. Add the flour, and cook on low heat until the roux is dark brown; about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring constantly. *Cook's Note: Brown does not mean burnt; if you burn the roux you have to throw it out and start over again.

    Add the onions, celery, peppers and garlic and saute until translucent.

    Mix in the okra and the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, and simmer over medium-low heat until thick, about 1 hour. Before serving, remove the bay leaves. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve over white rice, if desired.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here are a bunch of Gumbo recipes that are easy to cook -

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    So many variations try this site below

  • 1 decade ago

    I cheat I buy 1 large can of the of the chunky chicken gumbo soup

    I add 1 can chicken broth

    1/2 cup instant rice

    1 can diced can chicken

    and frozen okra

    you can add sliced andoulle sausage

    smoked kelbasa works too

    optional add bay shrimp at the very last dont over cook em

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  • 1 decade ago

    Gumbo, as far as I know, is any soup containing the vegetable okra. So just add okra to a soup you like.

  • 1 decade ago

    you apply ****

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    im having it right now

    look in the cook book

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