Barb's Gumbo

Total Time
1hr 5mins
25 mins
40 mins

This is my recipe for gumbo. I have made it with shrimp or chicken. We like it either way. You can make it as spicy as you like . We do not care for it to spicy or hot.

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  1. Add oil to skillet, heat over medium heat add the flour, to make a roux.
  2. (It is ready when it's color matches that of a penney).
  3. This may take about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, and black pepper.
  5. Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or till vegetables are crisp tender.
  6. Gradually stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, corn, okra, Basil, thyme, cumin and bay leaf.
  7. Bring to boiling point; reduce heat.
  8. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. Add SHRIMP during the last 5 minutes.
  10. Serve over Rice.
  11. This can also be made with chicken, if using chicken.
  12. Use chicken breast cut in chunks Add during the last 20 to 30 minute cooking time.
  13. Smoked sausage is also good added with the chicken.
  14. I have added a can of crabmeat to the shrimp version.