Recipes Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo 7 months ago 2 Comments Facebook Prev Article Next Article Facebook Prev Article Next Article Related Posts New Recipe: Dolly Parton’s new line of Duncan Hines cake mixes and frosting sells out immediately | admin February 2, 2022 New Recipe: Food critic offers ‘power rankings’ of Girl Scout cookies – and gets plenty of feedback admin March 9, 2021 New Recipe: The orphan who invented the cupcake admin March 24, 2021 New Recipe: Nettle & spinach pie, the gentler and tastier side to nettles admin March 13, 2021 New Recipe: How to Make Strawberry Sheet Cake admin February 11, 2022 New Recipe: Gluten-free recipes for all bakers admin February 5, 2022 About The Author More from this Author 2 Comments BushyEyes February 26, 2022 ## Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recipe This shrimp and sausage gumbo recipe is made with homemade shrimp stock and a beautiful dark brown roux for a comforting bowl of goodness. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Inactive Time: 1 hour Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 548kcal ### Equipment * Large stockpot * Large pot * Sieve * Whisk ### Ingredients * 1 cup all-purpose flour * ⅔ cup lard or vegetable oil * 1 yellow onion * 5 ribs of celery with leaves * 2 green bell peppers * 1 red bell pepper * 6 scallions * 6 cloves garlic * 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning * 1 teaspoon cayenne powder optional * 4 tablespoons butter * 3 pounds shrimp peeled, shells reserved for the stock * 1 pound andouille sausage sliced into rounds * 8 cups water plus more if needed #### For serving: * Cooked white rice * Gumbo filé ### Instructions #### Prepare the holy trinity: * Before beginning the recipe, prepare all of the ingredients. Reserve any scraps, including onion and garlic paper, the tops and bottoms of the bell peppers, and any root ends from the scallions and celery for the homemade stock. First, peel and dice the onion. Next, trim and slice the celery. Next, trim, deseed, and dice the bell peppers. Transfer the diced onion, peppers, and celery to a large bowl. Trim and mince the scallions and separate the white and green parts. Next, peel and mince the garlic cloves. Keep the white parts of the scallions and the minced garlic together in a bowl. Reserve the green parts of the scallion for serving. #### Cook the roux: * Add the flour and oil to a large, heavy-bottomed stockpot and turn the heat to medium. Cook, whisking or stirring regularly, for 20–30 minutes until the roux reaches the color of peanut butter. Next, turn the heat to low and continue stirring for an additional 20–30 minutes until the roux reaches the color of a copper penny. #### Prepare the shrimp stock: * Melt the butter into a second large pot. Add the reserved shrimp shells and cook in the hot butter for 1 minute. Add the reserved prep scraps and cover with 8 cups of water and a generous sprinkle of salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer as the roux cooks. #### Cook the gumbo: * Once the roux finishes cooking, add the onion, celery, and bell peppers and turn the heat to medium-high. Stir to coat the vegetables with the roux and cook for 5 minutes. * Add the garlic and white parts of the scallions and cook for 1 minute more. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the Creole seasoning and cayenne powder if using. #### Add the stock: * Strain the stock through a sieve into a large bowl. Using a ladle, add a few ladles of the stock to the roux and whisk to incorporate. Continue ladling the stock, whisking after each addition, until all the stock has been added—taste and season to your preferences. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for an hour until the vegetables are tender. Taste and season once more. Skim off any foam that floats to the top of the gumbo. #### Finish the gumbo: * Add the shrimp and andouille sausage to the pot and cook for 5–10 minutes until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Taste and season once more. #### To serve: * Serve the gumbo with cooked white rice and garnish with the green parts of the scallions. Sprinkle with gumbo filé and enjoy! ### Nutrition Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg Reply sullinsjb February 26, 2022 Looks phenomenal! I’ve never made a stock out of the prep ingredients. Reply Add Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.