“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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