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Gumbo Recipe

This is an incredibly authentic gumbo recipe that is sure to please. The key to this recipe is in the roux, which gives the gumbo its nutty flavor and thick consistency. Be sure to use a flour and oil roux for this authentic gumbo recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun, Louisiana
Servings 6
Calories 436 kcal


  • Deep Skillet


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage diced
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp green onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped


  • In a deep skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until the mixture becomes a dark brown roux.
  • Add the sausage, celery, bell pepper, and onion to the roux and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and ginger. Add the bay leaves and bring the gumbo to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the gumbo simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp to the gumbo and cook until they are pink and cooked through.
  • Remove the gumbo from the heat and stir in the green onion, parsley, and filé powder.



    Serving Suggestions

    • Serve the gumbo over cooked rice.
    • For a more authentic gumbo experience, serve the gumbo in a bread bowl.

    Storing Suggestions

    Leftover gumbo can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


    Calories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 31gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 1815mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 705IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword gumbo
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