Are you ready to learn how to make the most delicious, spicy gumbo of all time? Well, grab your stretchy pants and let’s get cooking!
First, let’s gather our ingredients:
- 1 lb andouille sausage, sliced
- 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
Now that we have everything we need, let’s get to work!
Step 1: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced sausage, chicken breasts, and shrimp to the pot and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the sausage is browned and the chicken and shrimp are cooked through.
Step 2: Remove the sausage, chicken, and shrimp from the pot and set them aside. Add the diced onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper to the pot and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Step 3: Add the minced garlic to the pot and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Step 4: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and 1 cup of the chicken broth until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the pot, along with the remaining 5 cups of chicken broth, water, diced tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce (if using), salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Step 5: Add the reserved sausage, chicken, and shrimp to the pot, along with the uncooked rice. Stir everything together and let it simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the gumbo is thick and flavorful.
Step 6: Stir in the chopped green onions and serve the gumbo with a big scoop of rice in the center of each bowl. Enjoy with some crusty bread or a cold beer to cool down the heat.
And there you have it, the best authentic spicy gumbo of all time! Now go forth and impress your friends and family with your mad cooking skills. Just don’t be surprised if they start to sweat from the heat!
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