Cajun Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage

Cajun Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage

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Cajun Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roux
Gumbo
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roux
Gumbo
Instructions
Roux
  1. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or a heavy bottom pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour until combined and smooth. Switch to a wooden spoon and continuously stir for 15-22 minutes or until the roux darkens to just past a deep peanut butter color. Do not let the roux burn! (if you burn the roux start again from scratch in a clean pot).
Gumbo
  1. Once the roux reaches that deep rich brown color, stir in the onions, bell peppers, and celery and continue to cook, stirring as needed so the vegetables don't stick. About 8-10 minutes or until the veggies soften. If using andouille sausage add them now. Add the garlic and bay leaves. Continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the garlic is nice and fragrant.
  2. Add the cajun seasoning, (if you prefer a hotter gumbo 2 tbsp of tabasco sauce and 1 tbsp of cayenne pepper can be added here) along with the chicken broth and stewed tomatoes and bring to a high simmer before lowering the heat to medium-low, covering and simmering for 15-20 minutes.
  3. If using the Torfurky Kielbasa, add a teaspoon of oil to a skillet over medium high heat. Add the slices and cook for a quick 90 seconds (turning half way) just to sear the outside before adding to the gumbo.
  4. Add the shrimp and tofurky to the gumbo, give it a stir and allow to continue to simmer for an additional 10 -15 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque and the veggies have softened. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Add the gumbo filé and stir. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Recipe Notes

This gumbo recipe is so easy to make.  If you make a big enough pot you can enjoy this throughout the week. The flavor seems to intesify and improve with age! I mildly adapted this recipe from one I found on Little Spice Jar. Give this one a try and you will not regret it.