Bayou Sausage and Chicken Gumbo

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Recipe by Chef Opps

This gumbo was taught to me by my husband's family. So this is my tribute to them for teaching me such a great, traditional, and soulful dish. Most people are intimidated by thought of making a Gumbo, but it doesnt have to be difficult. This recipe is basic; you can add what ever else you'd like. After all, isnt that what a Gumbo is- a pot full of everything. In our home we serve this gumbo over rice with a side of classic potato salad.

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Directions

  1. To make the Roux:
  2. In a large pot, combine oil and flour over low/med heat. Stir continuously, careful not to scorch. Mixture will start to brown, its ready when its the color of milk chocolate.
  3. The Gumbo:
  4. To your roux, add the diced veggies and stir to coat with roux. Cook for about 5 minutes
  5. Stir in the creole seasoning (adjust to your taste- we use Tony Chachere Seasoning).
  6. Add the chicken and sausage. (we use chicken thighs but any cut of meat will do) At this point, the veggie mixture will be browning and looking like a mush of colors. Pour in the water. Give it a good stir and cover. Let it cook for about 2-3hours on low, or until the meat is falling off the bones.
  7. Serve hot over rice with a side of potato salad. Sprinkle File or parsley on top. Enjoy!

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