Slow Cooked Gumbo
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
This week’s Friday Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Gumbo
Now there were a lot of ingredients to this dish and I only made it because it was a snow day, and it was listed as one of the Super Foods for Seniors.
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 package of frozen peppers and onions
- 3 medium celery stalks, chopped
- 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks
- 1 package frozen Okra
- 4 small ears of frozen corn
- 1 1/2 cups of Chicken Broth (or use boullions in warm water)
- 1 package Turkey Sausage
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 package 10-20 count frozen shrimp – shelled and deveined
- White rice for serving
I purchased the wrong type of shrimp, make sure to get them deveined otherwise you will be removing shells as you eat them. I also wanted to try Crawfish so I purchased a bag from Walmart and added a few to the Gumbo.
If using fresh veggies, dice them into small bite sized pieces
In a 6 -qt saucepan, mix oil and flour on low heat, whisking until brown
To the mixture add the chopped/frozen veggies stirring to coat
Cut chicken and sausage into chunks
Put veggie mixture into Crock Pot
Add chicken, sausage, okra and corn, then pour in broth. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 or until chicken is cooked thoroughly to 165~.
Once chicken is cooked, add shrimp and crawfish, if you want, thaw shrimp and crawfish in a cold water bath. If cooking on low, increase to high until shrimp and crawfish are done – approximately 10-15 mins.
You know I like it spicy so I added Frank’s Red Hot Sauce!
Because there were so many Crawfish in that package, I boiled the remaining ones in Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, and they were good. Malik and I tore up these mini-lobsters!
Have you ever eaten a Crawfish?
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Yes, I have eaten crawfish on numerous occasions and I love them. They’re like miniature lobsters. I also love me some gumbo and got turned on to Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning on a trip to New Orleans a few years ago.
Yes, this was my first time, and my youngest son and I ate them up! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
This is one dish I’d have to pass on…I don’t eat seafood/fish…which will include crawldads and shrimp!
Really…no seafood? My youngest and I are really the only ones who eats it, and all of it, clams, lobster, shrimp, crabs, everything.
MMMMMMM MMMM MM. My mouth is watering over here. I love gumbo so I am going to have to try this out soon. Thank you for the great recipe. You always have the best slow cooker recipes.
Thank you my dear, I don’t know what I would do without my Crock Pot. I really need to get new ones, but will work with these until they give up on me. I hope you have a terrific weekend.
This actually looks really easy (and yummy!)
It wasn’t too bad, but wouldn’t want to make it during the week after work. Enjoy the rest of Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead.
This recipe looks terrific. I have never made gumbo; will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for linking up with the Let’s Get Real hop. We hope you’ll link up again this week.
Thank you, I am not a great cook, but enjoying cooking so I look forward to finding some new recipes at the Let’s Get Real Hop. Have a wonderfully blessed week ahead.
yum yum yum, I love okra and that crawfish looks yummy, I’ve never had crawfish but I want to try it now!
It was my first time as well, nothing to write home about but for the price it wasn’t bad.