“Big Easy” Gumbo

The Soup Diva does it again with a great gumbo that has a lot in it and has a lot of flavor to savor.

The Soup Diva

“Big” because it makes a LOT. “Easy” because it’s super simple!

  • 1 lb chicken (bone-in or boneless, your choice)
  • 1 lb frozen cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lb cooked smoked sausage, sliced (can use Cajun spiced)*
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 medium can diced tomatoes with bell or chile peppers
  • 1 yellow or red onion, diced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon base
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Up to 1 tsp cayenne *(optional — if you buy Cajun sausage, you can omit this)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooked jasmine rice (to serve gumbo over)*
Whisk together oil and flour in small pot on stove. Keep stirring regularly until roux is desired color (caramel or darker). Scrape into to crock pot and add everything except shrimp and…

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Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

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