This is the first time I have ever tried to put this recipe down on paper. The amounts will not be exact, but the approximate amount that I use for my 8qt stock pot. This is one of those recipe that you really have to watch someone to really understand. You are welcome to come on over and make gumbo with me!
Do not skimp on the simmer times or boil the gumbo instead of simmering. Simmering the gumbo for so long makes the poultry absolutely melt in your mouth. If you boil or not simmer it long enough, the poultry will be tough or dried out. You almost can simmer it too long and it is always better the next day.
In an 8qt stock pot, combine oil and flour. Stir until well combined. Heat over medium high heat and stir constantly. The roux (flour and oil) will slowly start to change color.
When the color gets to about the color of milk chocolate, add about 5 qt of water and stir.
Cut meats into bite-sized pieces and add to the pot along with the onion.
Season gumbo just a little bit. As the sausage cooks, it will also release seasoning. If you are not careful, it is easy to over season. Just add a little bit and you can add more later.
Bring gumbo to a boil, then reduce to barely a simmer.
Let the gumbo simmer for about 3hr or so.
Skim oil off that has floated to the top of the gumbo. Taste and add seasoning as needed.
Add both bags of okra and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
Let simmer for another 2hr or more.
Serve in a bowl over rice.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (134g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12|
|Calories from Fat: 89 (46%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 9.8g||13 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.7g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.8g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 9.4mg||0 %|
|Potassium 206.1mg||5 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 23.6g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.5g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 21.1g|
|Protein 3.5g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 192
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