A Cajun Dish

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Judy challenged us to make a cajun dish. Tonight I made Gumbo. My sister, Ken and I tried it. I think the recipe is a keeper. We served it over hot rice with homemade buttermilk honey bread.


2 chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 lb shrimp (I used the frozen precooked)
1 lb cajun sausage
2 c. chopped onions
3/4 c. chopped celery

3 chopped garlic cloves
2 T. chopped green pepper
1 lb. frozen sliced okra
1 qt. tomatoes
3 beef bullion cubes
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. flour

brown onions, celery, garlic, green pepper, and okra in a dab of butter. Place browned veggies in crock pot. Brown chicken breasts in a dab of butter, put in crock pot. Brown sausage, put in crock pot. (I keep using the same pan, I hate to do dishes!)

Take 1/4 c. flour and 1/4 c. butter, make a roux, brown until chocolate colored. Add bullion dissolved in 2 cups water. Cook until thick, then add juice from qt of tomatoes. Cook until thick, then add tomatoes and mash with potato masher. Mix this with everything in crock pot. I seasoned with Lousiana Cajun seasoning, a tsp of worcheshire, a dash of hot sauce, and a dribble of lemon juice. 10 minutes before serving, add the precooked shrimp.

Yes, I know there are lots of "dabs" in my recipe, but I very seldom measure!


MightyMom said...

looks good. where did you find cajun sausage up there though??

Martha said...

Just a hint from Louisiana, add more liquid. Louisiana gumbo is usually made more soupy. We add saltine crackers to our bowl of gumbo when we eat it.

Peggy said...

Looks good. Was your Okra fresh? It looks so firm.

magicthimblecreations said...

So glad you won Judy's drawing. I hope you enjoy your gift from her. Now you will need to do a lot of cajun cooking to use all those spices she is sending to you.