Merwin's Shrimp Gumbo

Merwin's Shrimp Gumbo
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (4 pound) chicken, cut into parts
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2/3 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • 8 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • file powder


  1. In a medium skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat. Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels to remove some of the fat. Discard fat in pan.
  2. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over high heat. Brown chicken pieces in hot oil. Turn frequently until golden brown on all sides. Transfer chicken to a dish, leaving oil in pan. Set chicken aside, but keep warm.
  3. Make a roux by whisking flour into the hot vegetable oil. Turn heat down to low. Continue cooking flour and oil mixture, stirring constantly, until it reaches a dark brown color. This may take 30 to 45 minutes; the darker the roux, the better the final gumbo.
  4. When the roux is a dark brown color, quickly add the sausage, onion, green onion tops, green pepper, parsley, and garlic. Cook over low heat until the vegetables are wilted, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in 2 cups water and spices. Add chicken parts. Add rest of the water slowly. Bring mixture to a boil, and reduce heat. Simmer for about 45 minutes, until chicken is done and tender.
  6. Remove chicken pieces, and save for another use. Add shrimp to gumbo; cook for about 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove bay leaves. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Serve gumbo in deep bowls. Sprinkle file powder over individual servings, and stir in.

04/06/2017
Merwin's Shrimp Gumbo, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

Comment on this content
portuguese fried bread
portuguese fried bread
Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add m..
653
sweet washington cherry pie
sweet washington cherry pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).In a bowl, mix..
680
Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups
Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add las..
551
Sweetened Bananas in Coconut Milk
Sweetened Bananas in Coconut Milk
Bring the coconut milk to a boil in a pot. Add the bananas t..
92
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Place the banana, strawberries, almonds, and water into a bl..
5
667
Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup
Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup
Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Gently press the steak..
65
Mary's Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Mary's Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).In a small bak..
641
Chili Casserole
Chili Casserole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).In a large ski..
509
Pork Rib Rub
Pork Rib Rub
Mix paprika, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, ginger, ..
85
Shrimp Gumbo
Shrimp Gumbo
In a large skillet over high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and..
642
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo
Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste and..
809
Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
Cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices; set aside.Combine flour an..
91
Spicy Shrimp Gumbo
Spicy Shrimp Gumbo
Combine vegetable oil and flour in a large stockpot over med..
46
Shrimp and Catfish Gumbo
Shrimp and Catfish Gumbo
Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, bell ..
55
Easy Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
Easy Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
Cook and stir oil and flour in a skillet over medium heat un..
58
Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo
Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo
Cook and stir flour in a large, heavy pot over medium-low he..
293