Fat Tuesday Gumbo Recipe

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Fat Tuesday Gumbo

Fat Tuesday Gumbo

Fat Tuesday…  Mardi Gras…  Carnival… its coming up next week.  Some countries mark the day by eating special foods.  In England and Ireland, pancakes are the fare for the day!  For me, I can’t think about Fat Tuesday without thinking about New Orleans and the Mardi Gras.

A few years back I had the opportunity to visit New Orleans.  It was not during Mardi Gras – I don’t think that is quite for me!  But what a fun place!  While I was there I fell in love with the food, music and sights.  I picked up a cookbook while I was there in hopes to recreate some of the tasty Cajun food.  Some of the ingredients are not easy to find if you are not down South but I have a recipe that doesn’t include some of the tougher spices to find in most areas of the country.

This is recipe where you can be somewhat creative.  Make the basic recipe and you can add other meats and seafood.

4.33 from 37 votes
Fat Tuesday Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

I was hoping to recreate the tasty Cajun food from the south. Some of the ingredients original ingredients are not easy to find, but I have a recipe that doesn’t include some of the tougher spices to find in most areas of the country.

This is recipe where you can be somewhat creative. Make the basic recipe and you can add other meats and seafood.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 644 kcal
Author: Gigi
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix 1/4 cup flour with seasonings and then toss with chicken until the cubes are well coated.
  2. Saute chicken in a large skillet with a little oil until browned. Drain and set aside. Brown sausage and cut into slices.
  3. Now you will make the "roux". In a heavy saucepan over low to medium heat add 1/4 oil. When its hot, start adding the 1/2 cup of flour, whisking it smooth. As the roux cooks you will see the color darken. You want it to become a dark brown color.
  4. Remove roux from heat and add chopped vegetables. Return to heat and cook 5 mins.
  5. Slowly add chicken broth, stir until well blended. Bring to boil and add chicken, sausage and garlic.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve over rice and with Tabasco sauce!
Nutrition Facts
Fat Tuesday Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 644
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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