Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Night Supper Club--Gumbo

i have this thing for spicy food
i just love it
and i sort of unapologetically make it
fragile palates beware
you cannot come up in here (pronounced hare)
and enjoy this gumbo

Gumbo Spice
(printable recipe)
(from Emeril's New Orleans Cooking)
2 Tbs  chili powder and paprika
1 Tbs ground coriander, garlic powder and salt
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, black pepper and dried leaf oregano
Mix together and keep in an airtight container. Use on anything that you want to spice up a bit...dare I say

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
(printable recipe)
3/4 cup  boneless skinless chicken breast--cut into pieces
2 cups chicken stock
2 Tbs gumbo spice (recipe above)
¼ lb  andouille sausage--cut crosswise into pieces 
1 cup sliced okra
1 ½ Tbs olive oil
1/8 cup flour
½ medium   onion –chopped
1 ½ stalks   celery-chopped
½   green pepper--chopped
1 clove garlic--chopped
½ (14 oz can)  diced tomatoes, undrained
½ cup  Mr and Mrs T’s
¼ cup  sliced scallions
1 tsp    Worcestershire
3/8 tsp  thyme
3/8 tsp  salt
1/8 tsp  black pepper
1/8 tsp  white pepper
1/8 tsp  cayenne
1 ½-2 ½ dashes Tabasco sauce

Brown sausage in a little bit of olive oil.  Keeping the heat on medium, brown the chicken pieces, and remove from pan and add to sausage.  Sprinkle the chicken and sausage with the Gumbo Spice. Add oil to the fat..you will need about ¼ cup total
Add flour and stir constantly until it becomes medium brown in color.  When it is brown turn off the heat and quickly add the okra, onion, celery, garlic and bell pepper.  Allow the sizzling to stop.  Pour in stock.
Add tomatoes, Mr and Mrs T’s , green onions, bay leaves, worcetershire sauce, thyme, salt, cayenne, black and white peppers and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.  Add back chicken and sausage and let cook for about 45 minutes to an hour.  The longer it cooks, the better.  Add hot sauce to please your taste
serve with or without rice


  1. I made gumbo Sunday night for the Saints and Viking games. The color looks the same as yours, but mine seem to be "soupier." Is that even a word?

  2. That looks so good! Thanks for stopping by! PS- have a mini red wiener dog too!

  3. i think soupier is a fine word! It might be because of my roux...
    i wish i had thought of making it for the game...but i was thinking it would be great for superbowl sunday too.

  4. Looks Delish! I have to come back and see how your cheese came out! I have always wanted to make my own. :)

  5. MMM that looks delish! I reckon my guys would love some of that! Might have to give it a try :)

    Wanted to drop by and say HI! :)

  6. The chicken and sausage gumbo would be the recipe for me. Stopping by from SITS!

  7. Popping over from SITS and all I can say is YUM! I'm totally making the spice mix tonight! Thanks.


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