Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and sausage gumbo is a must for us during the cold weather months. We could eat this every week, it’s that good. It’s as close as we have come to authentic New Orleans style gumbo made at home.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Brown the sausage, remove and set aside. We prefer this gumbo made with andouille instead of smoked sausage. It bumps the flavors up and gives it a spicier kick.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Sorry about the blurry picture. Add the flour and butter and cook the roux. You want it brown not BURNED!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Add the celery, onion, garlic and green pepper. Saute about 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire and parsley, saute another 10 minutes.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Add stock and sausage. Bring to boil, cover and cook for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and okra, simmer for another hour.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Add shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes, until opaque. Serve with rice, green onions and enjoy!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Easy shrimp and sausage gumbo!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
 
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A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound andouille sausage, cut into ¼-inch slices (or smoked sausage)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ bunch flat leaf parsley, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped, plus chopped leaves for garnish
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (14-ounce can) stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra
  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 4 green onions, diced
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until browned on both sides and remove.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste and the ¼ bunch parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  5. Add 4 cups chicken stock, whisking constantly. Add the sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add the shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Just before serving add the green onions and chopped parsley.
  10. Serve with rice, if desired.

 

 

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

 

Comments

  1. Reply

    My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to make this for my family. Perfect for Fall weather.

  2. Reply

    This recipe looks fabulous! I was in New Orleans last year, and ate a lot of gumbo, and it was so worth it. I’ll definitely be pinning this one.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Karyl!:)

  3. Reply

    Scheduled to pin. This is amazing comfort food Leigh! Your Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo looks delicious, and so wholesome too! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April!!!

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    This looks so delicious, especially for this cooler Fall weather! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark last week; your recipe was our Most Clicked post! Hope you’ll stop by an link up again; the party starts at 6am EST tomorrow 🙂

    1. Reply

      Emily, thank you!

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    We just love Gumbo and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Certainly wish people who’ve actually MADE the recipe would comment. Many recipes look great on paper, but turn out to be ho-hum.
    Giving a rating to a recipe you’ve not made isn’t very helpful…just saying

  11. Reply

    Made the recipe and it’s great! Next time will cut back a little on the flour as the okra does a good job of thickening it. Perfect dinner for a cold night

  12. Reply

    Looks like a wonderful meal for a cold day! I also wanted to let you know you’re featured on Inspire Me Monday. 🙂 Congrats!

    1. Reply

      Awww, thank you so much CJ!

  13. Reply

    Delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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