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Modified Paula Deen Gumbo

i posted this a long time ago without a photo so i thought i would repost with some pics. this is an easy gumbo...just a little time consuming. but oh so tasty. i got it off of the food network's site. i serve it with salad, parmesan bread, and with a couple of spoonfuls of rice in the center of the bowl. yummy. you can cut time by buying frozen chopped green pepper and other shortcuts. i modify it in several ways. i added 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper to it and splashes of hot pepper sauce. i also use smoked turkey sausage instead of regular smoked sausage. i didn't have fresh parsley, so i use dried. i chop up the stewed tomatoes as they cook a little and i used two cans instead of one since i love them. this recipe called for 8 cloves of garlic. i cut that in half because that's just too much garlic for me.

Modified Paula Deen Gumbo

Modified Paula Deen Gumbo


3 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 pound turkey smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons margarine
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 T dried parsley
4 cups hot water
5 beef bouillon cubes
2 (14-ounce can) stewed tomatoes with juice
1 small box frozen sliced okra
4 green onions, sliced, white and green parts
1/2 pound small shrimp, i used frozen, they are added at the end
1/2 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
several splashes of hot pepper sauce


Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 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 cook for 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste and dried parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add 4 cups hot water and bouillon cubes, whisking constantly. Add the chicken and sausage and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Just before serving add the green onions and shrimp.

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action shot of the bf eating gumbo...LOL!action shot of the bf eating gumbo...LOL!

celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 7 years 23 weeks
great photos! thnx 4 the great recipe :)
dlmslp dlmslp 7 years 23 weeks
thanks guys. i will tell the bf how popular his action shot is! i'm tellin ya, this gumbo is tasty! kind of a pain to make, but really yummy and hearty.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 7 years 23 weeks
Love the action shot :rotfl: This looks really good! I don't think I have ever had gumbo before :ponder:
Iveenia Iveenia 7 years 23 weeks
looks VERY YUMMY!!!!! Thank you for posting that, DLMSLP!!!
356UIK 356UIK 7 years 23 weeks
Looks delicious! Oh yeah that gumbo looks pretty good too. hehehehe :P
wren1 wren1 7 years 23 weeks
I've never had gumbo but it sounds good! Great action shot :)
dlmslp dlmslp 7 years 23 weeks
LOL...random breadstick!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years 23 weeks
YES, I am so totally making this! I love that random breadstick HAHAHA