Quick Gumbo

26 Apr

Not as good as Ms. Cindy’s authentic Louisiana gumbo, but since she would never share her recipe with me, this will have to do. ;)


  • 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 1 tsp seasoning
  • 1/2 lb andouille sausage
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 T pepper sauce
  • 2 T flour
  • 2 c stock
  • 1 1/2 c okra
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 T fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 scallions, sliced at an angle


  1. Head butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add celery, pepper, onion, bay leaf. Season to taste. Cook 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and cook 2 more minutes.
  3. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Add okra, shrimp, and sausage. Stir in tomatoes and half the thyme. Bring back to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Season to taste. Serve over rice, garnished with thyme and scallions.




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