Oct 282013
 

Last night, I made this dish for my wife. The weather is starting to turn cool. She always likes soups for meals in the colder months.

Chicken and sausage gumbo has been around for a long time.

When Mr. B’s restaurant, located in the French Quarter, opened, they

called their gumbo Gumbo Ya Ya. This gumbo tends to be thinner

than a seafood gumbo. But it taste just as good. This gumbo is great

when fresh seafood is not available.

5 pounds Chicken meat medium dice

2 tablespoons Creole Seasoning Blend

2½ cups Flour

1 cup Vegetable Oil

2 cups Onions chopped

1½ cups Celery chopped

2 cups Green Bell Pepper

6 cups Chicken Stock or Broth

1½ tablespoons Garlic minced

1½ pounds Andouille Sausage cut into small discs

4 cups Rice cooked and hot

Season chicken with Creole seasoning blend and let stand at room

temperature for 20 minutes. Measure flour into a large paper bag.

Add chicken and shake until well coated. Remove chicken and set

remaining flour aside. In a large skillet, brown chicken in very hot oil.

When browned, remove chicken and set aside. Stir oil remaining in

the skillet with a wire whisk to loosen any brown bits remaining on

the bottom of the pan. Whisk in 1 cup of the remaining flour and whisk

constantly over medium heat until the roux becomes dark brown. Be

sure to stir constantly and do not let this mixture burn. If it burns,

you must start the roux over. It will probably take 15-25 minutes.

Add onions, celery and bell pepper, cooking until the vegetables are

tender. Transfer roux and vegetables to a large heavy saucepan. Add

stock to the roux and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat

to a quick simmer and add the garlic, sausage and chicken. Continue

cooking, covered, until the chicken is tender, 1¾-2 hours. Adjust

seasonings and serve in bowls over rice.

Enjoy!!!

CreoleCajunChef

I lived in New Orleans, since birth, until Hurricane Katrina. I now live in Arkansas with my wife and our spoiled-rotten dog. I have been cooking since I was 8. My first cookbook, You can't keep New Orleans out of the cook, is now available at publishamerica.net and most online bookstores. It is also available on Kindle and Nook.

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