4 Mar

We gonna put in   cellory  and sum    ooionyon     and some gareen   peppaar  UMMM.. UMMM its gonna be good …like down in lowesiannna.

Okay,   so some of you might recognize this as an attempt to talk like Justin Wilson.   For the rest of you the name will not ring a bell. He was a funny chef on TV before they had cable  ( yes, a long time ago ) and he could cook some pretty good stuff.

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Okay back to this Gumbo,  down Louisiana way they make Gumbo with seafood .. or meat.     But not both.      BUT … not being from Louisiana or even having visited there I will be a Yankee and make it my way.  Turns out pretty good.

1 lb smoked sausage – I used Eckrich – sliced into 1/2′ pieces

1  lb. chicken breasts – cut into 1/2 ‘ pieces

1 lb. shrimp already shelled and deveined

1 cup olive oil

1 cup flour

1 1/2 cup onion – chopped

1 cup celery – chopped

1 cup green pepper – chopped

4 cups chicken stock

1 12 oz bottle of real beer  –  something alittle heavier like Sammy Adams

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 heaping tsp of Creole Seasoning ( you can use this on lots of other stuff for a different  taste,  Potatoes, green beans  etc. )

One 8 oz Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning... didn’t use this just saw it and thought it was funny

3 bay leaves

1 tbsp. of your favorite hot sauce

2 tsp Gumbo File

Description: Made from ground dried sassafras leaves, it’s a key ingredient in flavoring a traditional Louisiana gumbo.

Cajun Chef Gumbo File

Cajun Chef Gumbo File

 2 cups white rice

Handful of green onions –  chopped

Handful of  parsley chopped – chopped.

Fry up sausage in a little olive oil until slightly browned.

IN a Dutch oven , heat oil and add flour, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to make a thick dark golden roux. This is gonna take about 20 min so have some cold beer close at hand.

Add celery ,  onion,  and green pepper and cook for 5 min continue to stir

Add chicken stock … keep stirring

Add beer,  cayenne, creole seasoning, bay leaf,  hot sauce,  and sausage  stir well and lower to a simmer

Cook for 30 min stirring occasionally

Add chicken …cook for 10 min

Add shrimp.. cook for about 6 – 8 min till shrimp turn pink

stir in Gumbo File

Put a big ladle full of Gumbo in a shallow bowl ,

Put a scoop of rice in the middle and sprinkle with green onions and parsley

Add more File and hot sauce to taste

Eat and Enjoy  !


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