Paula Deen's Gumbo
Recipe from Smithfield

This gumbo has a delicious flavor and is an ideal comfort food.

Paula Deen's Gumbo

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Servings: 10
Total Time: 2 hrs 25 mins
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  • 1   
    Smithfield Hickory Smoked Andouille Sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3   
    large boneless chicken breasts, halved and skinned
    Salt and pepper
  • 1/4  cup 
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2  cup 
  • 5   tablespoons 
  • 1   
    large onion, chopped
  • 1   
    green bell pepper chopped
  • 3   
    stalks celery chopped
  • 8   
    cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4  cup 
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4  bunch 
    flat leaf parsley, stems and leaves
  • 5   
    beef bouillon cubes
  • 1  14  ounce can 
    stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2  pound 
    small shrimp peeled
  • 2   cups 
    frozen sliced okra
  • 4   
    green onions, sliced, white and green parts
    Chopped fresh parsley
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides and remove. Add the sausage and cook until browned, then remove.
Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of margarine and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes. Let the roux cool.
Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons margarine. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper and celery and saute for 10 minutes. Then add Worcestershire sauce, and salt, pepper and parsley to taste. Cook, while stirring frequently for 10 minutes.
Add 4 cups of hot water and bouillon cubes, whisking constantly. Dice or shred the chicken, depending on preference. Add the chicken and sausage and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Just before serving add the green onions, shrimp and chopped parsley.
Serving Suggestions

Serve over white rice with corn bread on the side.
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