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Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
with rice

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min

Cajun dishes like this gumbo are usually popular among our community because they cook fast and are full of flavor. This meal was last featured in 2019.
Smarts: Adjust the Cajun seasoning as much as you'd like here. Keep it light for a more mild dish or increase it if you want the gumbo to be spicy.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Rice:
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 3/4 cup
Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 8 oz
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, diced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, diced
  • Okra, fresh or frozen - 10 oz, stems removed and chopped (sub fresh or frozen green beans)
  • Sausage, andouille - 8 oz, sliced (sub any pre-cooked / smoked sausage)
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained
  • Limes - 1, wedges
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose - 3 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Rice - (Double if making Thursday’s meal.) For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry.
  3. Onions / Bell peppers / Okra / Sausage - Prep as directed. Store onions and bell peppers in one container. Store okra and sausage together in a second container. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Diced tomatoes - Drain.
  5. Limes / Green onions - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and butter. Once heated / melted, add flour and stir to mix. Cook until amber brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in first part of stock and then white part of green onions, onions, bell peppers, paprika, and Cajun seasoning with a sprinkle of salt. Cook until aromatic and softened, ~3 minutes.
  3. Add sausage, tomatoes, okra, second part of stock, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Fold in shrimp and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave (reserve half if doubled).
  6. Taste gumbo and season with some salt, pepper, more of the spices, or your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy over rice with green parts of green onions on top and lime wedges on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (44)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (3)

31 reviews

My choice of andouille was a bit spicy for the kids, but otherwise we liked this a lot. It was nice to have a change of pace cuisine-wise.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 19, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super yummy - used a Whole Foods homemade uncooked Andouille sausage that I cooked a bit prior to making this. We love spicy so added some cayenne pepper with the Cajun seasoning.

By: Liz
Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I omitted the sausage to accommodate our pescatarian daughter but imagine it would have been even better with the sausage. We all enjoyed this dish.

By: Geneva
Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is always a favorite in our house!

By: Angela
Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Diet: Original
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Great flavors and easy to prepare. Glad we made two servings instead of our regular four. There was so much food!

By: Bethany
Posted: Nov 18, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Combo of vegan chorizo, beans, and shrimp. Delicious.

By: Jessica
Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Diet: Original
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