This classic Cajun dish with sliced smoked sausage, shrimp, bell peppers and okra in a rich broth is ladled into bowls over rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices; set aside.

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  • Combine flour and oil in a 4 quart heavy saucepan; mixing until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until roux is a dark reddish brown.

  • Stir in onion, bell peppers, celery, okra and garlic; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in Cajun seasoning.

  • Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage, pepper sauce, black pepper and salt to taste. Simmer, covered 15 minutes. Remove cover.

  • Bring to a boil; add shrimp and cook 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

  • Ladle gumbo into bowls with rice.

Nutrition Facts

485.5 calories; 18.3 g protein; 36.2 g carbohydrates; 98.9 mg cholesterol; 847.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
We really liked this! I followed the recipe very closely. My only deviation was to cut the hot pepper sauce to 1/4 teaspoon and this was enough heat for us. Though the roux took a few minutes more than the recommended time to develop its color it provided richness and complexity that was very satisfying. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2016
The roux was flavorless. I kept adding more Cajun spice. But it never really flavored it very well. I tasted the seasoning and it tasted like it was right but I don't think I will make this recipe again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
We really liked this! I followed the recipe very closely. My only deviation was to cut the hot pepper sauce to 1/4 teaspoon and this was enough heat for us. Though the roux took a few minutes more than the recommended time to develop its color it provided richness and complexity that was very satisfying. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2014
We really liked this! I followed the recipe very closely. My only deviation was to cut the hot pepper sauce to 1/4 teaspoon and this was enough heat for us. Though the roux took a few minutes more than the recommended time to develop its color it provided richness and complexity that was very satisfying. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
Delicious! Omitted okra. Cooked the roux for 30 minutes for a rich broth. Hot sauce on table for individual use but not in cooking. Husband is Cajun and he loved it. Will certainly make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2015
I have to agree not a big fan of boiling sausage but when put together with all the other ingredients it was fab! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2015
It was very easy to make. Well written instructions. I omitted the red pepper only because I didn't have one and added a can of tomato okra and corn (drained). It all worked out nicely. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2016
The roux was flavorless. I kept adding more Cajun spice. But it never really flavored it very well. I tasted the seasoning and it tasted like it was right but I don't think I will make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
Great gumbo. Easy to make and tasted great. You can adjust the amount of spice with less Cajun sea song and hot sauce. I used what was recommended and it had a good amount of kick. But I like spicy. I didn t substitute or leave out any of the ingredients and pretty much followed the recipe to a T. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
GREAT gumbo! this one will be added to the regular staples menu for sure. some fairly insignificant mods that just felt right: -used EV olive oil/quinoa flour for rue. -doubled the garlic (can never have too much garlic!) -used nitrate free spicy beef andouille sausage & sauteed for a few minutes ahead of time in evoo/garlic on med-high heat to get a good sear (b/c i prefer anything in the hot dog family burned at least a little). -used a little more broth than called for for added soupage -added a couple diced jalapeños. -used chili garlic cholula for the pepper sauce -seasoned up the cooked rice with s/p cholula splash of worcestershire just before serving Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2019
Just got done eating a bowl of this gumbo I followed the recipe except I used an andulle sausage made locally at Costanzas sausage didn t add any salt and used a jalapeño instead of the pepper sauce i also browned up the sausage in a fry pan to give it some color before boiling it with the rest of the ingredients. it was wonderful very tasty will definitely make this dish again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2019
First time I've ever made a roux or gumbo and it turned out amazing! Will definitely make this again and again, especially when shrimp is in season! Pairs up well with corn muffins. Read More