Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cajun Spicy Gumbo


Tantalize your taste buds with a bowl of this tasty gumbo filled with chicken, sausage, shrimp and spicy Cajun flavor! MaMa Loves a good Gumbo and this is SO GOOD!!

Ready In: 2 Hours 
About 10 servings 

What you Need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - chopped
1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup olive oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons minced garlic
3 quarts chicken broth
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
6 stalks celery, diced
4 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
2 sweet onions, sliced
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, with liquid
2 tablespoons chopped fresh red chile peppers
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


How to Make it:
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat, and cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Stir in sausage, and cook until evenly browned. Drain chicken and sausage, and set aside.

In a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, blend olive oil and flour to create a roux. Stir constantly until browned and bubbly. Mix in garlic, and cook about 1 minute.

Gradually stir chicken broth and beer into the roux mixture. Bring to a boil, and mix in celery, tomatoes, sweet onions, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, red chile peppers, parsley, and Cajun seasoning. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 40 minutes, stirring often.

Mix chicken, sausage, and shrimp into the broth mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes.

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