Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo

shrimp

Even though the weather is heating up, I love a nice soup now and then. I saw that shrimp was on sale at the market and decided it was the perfect time to try making gumbo.  

Ingredients

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp flour

6-7 cups chicken stock 

1 medium brown onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced 

1 green bell pepper, diced

4 stalks of celery, diced

1/2 lb chicken, diced

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 

1.5 Tbsp (or to taste) cajun seasoning mix 

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp dried thyme 

1 Tbsp chicken base (optional) 

salt & pepper to taste 

Instructions 

Melt the butter in a BIG pot and then add the flour. Stir to make a roux. Continue to stir for ~1 min. Add chicken stock and stir. Bring to a boil Add onion, bell pepper, celery, chicken, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, oregano and thyme.  Allow to boil for 5 minute and then reduce heat so that the soup is at a simmer. Simmer ~25-30 min, depending on how soft you want your veggies. Taste the broth to check if it is seasoned to your liking.  An easy way to add depth to the broth is by adding chicken base, a little at a time.  Once the veggies and broth are to your liking, add the shrimp.  Cook for ~3 minutes and then turn heat off. Serve over long grain rice. Enjoy! 

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About hmmfood

I am an aspiring nurse who funds my love for food by working a serving job. I love eating, trying new recipes, and watching other enjoy my creations!
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