Jasmine’s Quick Gumbo

Jasmine’s Quick Gumbo

A quick and easy satisfying recipe your family will enjoy.
Course dinner
Cuisine Cajun, low country
Servings 4 or more


For the Roux:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour heaping
  • 2/3 cup (vegetable or canola oil)

For the Gumbo:

  • 1 bunch celery diced, leaves and all
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 bunch green onion finely chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tbs Cajun seasoning
  • 6-8 cups chicken broth
  • 12 oz package andouille sausage sliced into coins, sub Polska Kielbasa if necessary
  • 1 4 pack boneless skinless chicken thighs braised
  • 2 cups shrim pre cooked
  • cooked white rice for serving
  • 1 chicken bouillon for flavor


  • Make the Roux*: In a large, heavy bottom stock pot combine flour and oil. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 30-45 minutes. This part takes patience–when it's finished it should be as dark as chocolate and have a soft, "cookie dough" like consistency. Be careful not to let it burn! Feel free to add a little more flour or oil as needed to reach this consistency.
  • Brown the sausage. In a separate skillet on medium-high heat place the sausage slices in one layer in the pan. Brown them well on one side (2-3 minutes) and then use a fork to flip each over onto the other side to brown. Remove to a plate.
  • Cook the vegetables in broth. Add ½ cup of the chicken broth to the hot skillet that had the sausage to deglaze the pan. Pour the broth and drippings into your large soup pot. Add remaining 5 ½ cups of chicken broth. Add the bouillon cube. Add veggies, parsley, and roux to the pot and stir well. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly tender. (Skim off any foam that may rise to the top of the pot.) Stir in Cajun seasoning, to taste.
  •  Add meat. Add chicken, sausage, and shrimp.
  • Taste and serve. At this point taste it and add more seasonings to your liking–salt, pepper, chicken bullion paste, garlic, more Joe's stuff or more chicken broth–until you reach the perfect flavor. Serve warm over rice. (Tastes even better the next day!)
Keyword cajun food, dinner, dinner recipes, Good Eats, gumbo, quick meal

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