How to Make Gumbo

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How to Make Gumbo Recipe
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I save shrimp shells instead of throwing them away for making broth. I add the collection to a pot of water with  a couple of tablespoons of shrimp boil or old bay and simmer.

I save shrimp shells instead of throwing them away for making broth. I add the collection to a pot of water with a couple of tablespoons of shrimp boil or old bay and simmer.

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Items to prep for chopping and frying

Items to prep for chopping and frying

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Seasonings to measure to season chicken

Seasonings to measure to season chicken

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After seasoning chicken add to bag and shake with 1 cup of flour

After seasoning chicken add to bag and shake with 1 cup of flour

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Chopped trinity - veggies

Chopped trinity - veggies

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Panfry chicken

Panfry chicken

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When shells turn pink cool and strain broth into pitcher

When shells turn pink cool and strain broth into pitcher

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Turn when golden brown doesn't have to be completely done as it will cook later after deboning

Turn when golden brown doesn't have to be completely done as it will cook later after deboning

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Gumbo file

Gumbo file

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During last batch of chicken add remaining flour from bag so it can brown along with chicken

During last batch of chicken add remaining flour from bag so it can brown along with chicken

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Measure spices to add to stock pot. Same as for seasoning chicken plus 2 bay leaves and 1 tsp gumbo file

Measure spices to add to stock pot. Same as for seasoning chicken plus 2 bay leaves and 1 tsp gumbo file

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After all chicken is finished let oil cool. Pour oil off and what remains is roux. Put back on medium heat add celery, grn pepper and onion to coat and soften vegetables. Add to stock

After all chicken is finished let oil cool. Pour oil off and what remains is roux. Put back on medium heat add celery, grn pepper and onion to coat and soften vegetables. Add to stock

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Saute in roux until softened

Saute in roux until softened

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Softened vegetables ready to add to stock pot

Softened vegetables ready to add to stock pot

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Seasonings

Seasonings

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Stock added to seasonings in stock pot

Stock added to seasonings in stock pot

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I pound of shrimp ready to clean and add at the end

I pound of shrimp ready to clean and add at the end

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When chicken is cool remove skin and chop meat. Add meat to stock pot

When chicken is cool remove skin and chop meat. Add meat to stock pot

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Brown sausage

Brown sausage

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Add skin to blender with 1 cup of stock from all pieces of chicken

Add skin to blender with 1 cup of stock from all pieces of chicken

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Blend skin and stock on liquify,  will look milky. Add to stock pot. Don't worry broth will return to clear appearance after it simmers.

Blend skin and stock on liquify, will look milky. Add to stock pot. Don't worry broth will return to clear appearance after it simmers.

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Started in crock pot but was too small. Transferred to dutch oven. Simmer on low for 2 hours.

Started in crock pot but was too small. Transferred to dutch oven. Simmer on low for 2 hours.

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Slice sausage and add to stock pot

Slice sausage and add to stock pot

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Pots too full for all the ingredients will need to transfer to a larger pot

Pots too full for all the ingredients will need to transfer to a larger pot

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Finished gumbo clear broth with shrimp, chicken and sausage

Finished gumbo clear broth with shrimp, chicken and sausage

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