This dish will warm your heart on a cold day. I first had this at a friend's house in Louisiana and after a few changes, shrimp instead of chicken for instance, I came up with a recipe I think you will enjoy as much as my family does. Serve over rice with additional seasoning on the side if you like it spicier, as I do. Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 12 mins
total:
1 hr 32 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir oil and flour in a skillet over medium heat until mixture is thick and the color of peanut butter, about 20 minutes.

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  • Stir onion, green bell pepper, and celery into flour mixture; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add Cajun seasoning, garlic, and black pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  • Pour chicken stock over vegetable-sausage mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you see black specks in step 1, it is burnt and you need to start over.

Nutrition Facts

568 calories; protein 20.9g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 45.4g; cholesterol 122.2mg; sodium 1070.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2017
From the beginning I noticed that the recipe did not call for tomatoes. I followed the recipe and at the end it was more like a thick gravy. I then added a can of diced tomatoes. This made it taste more like gumbo and less like shrimp and sausage in a roux/gravy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2018
This is not what I had in mind for a good Gumbo, I ended up with a large pan of shrimp, sausage and veges in a pan of gravy. The flavors were good but, it was like eating gravy with meat and veges. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2017
From the beginning I noticed that the recipe did not call for tomatoes. I followed the recipe and at the end it was more like a thick gravy. I then added a can of diced tomatoes. This made it taste more like gumbo and less like shrimp and sausage in a roux/gravy. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
I made this today! It was great. I did alter a few things. I added more flour and less oil plus one half stick of land o lakes butter (salted) I made my own broth using chicken bullion cubes and water. I didn't have any any Cajun seasoning, so I used old bay seasoning with a little sea salt and added a bit of ground thyme. I also added mixed vegetables in place of okra cause I didn't have okra at home. My roux was my desired consistency of thickness. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/15/2018
This is not what I had in mind for a good Gumbo, I ended up with a large pan of shrimp, sausage and veges in a pan of gravy. The flavors were good but, it was like eating gravy with meat and veges. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2017
I have never made a roux with oil before, but it works. Guest went for 3rds. Great reciepe as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2018
It was easy but of course I had to change the recipe. This recipe didn't call for okra so I added that in with the vegetables. I had fresh in my kitchen. Trying to make it friendly for my son to eat I added pre-cooked, cut up, chicken thighs in addition to shrimp and sausage. I took the advice of folks and used Old Bay seasoning so I didn't have to buy one more bottle of seasoning then added a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos. Well my husband loved it! My son not so much cause that small can of tomatoes had just enough spice to turn him off. A do-over for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2018
I used my own Cajun seasoning mix since I didn t have one. I think that it would work best if it didn t have so much spices. The flavor of the shrimp was very good. Highly recommended for any seafood fans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2019
As a learning curve my dad asked me to make a dish by myself. So the first dish that came to mind was gumbo. so I was searching online for an easy recipe and came across this. And for the first time cooking something myself it tasted really good! if ya want some more spice. After you have finished plating it, a couple of drops of tobasco improved the taste. (if you can handle the heat that is). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
It was great. Easy to make. This was the first actual intensive meal I have ever made. I took the advice of the other reviewer and added a diced tomato. I also added a few mushrooms and jalapeno peppers since I had them laying around. Thanks for the recipe. If shrimp wasn't so expensive I would make this more often. It cost roughly 20 bucks to make the entire batch. Love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
It was very good.. my husband loved it!! Read More
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