This Easy Gumbo Recipe Has the Flavor of a gumbo that you’ve spent hours preparing. Ready in about 45 minutes, this is a weeknight dinner recipe you’ll want to keep on your meal plan rotation.
Well heck, the weekend is over and lazy lingering meals are replaced with quick work week dinners. Cue this easy Shrimp Gumbo recipe please.
The reason I made this soup is because a true-blue gumbo is a process that can span over of a couple of days.
Someday when I’m feeling ambitious, I’ll take the time to do that. But in the meantime I wanted to challenge myself to come up with an easy version that reminds me of the wonderful flavors we enjoyed in New Orleans.
Depending on how fast your can slice and dice, I’d say this is a 45 minute meal. It can be made with chunks of chicken breast instead of the shrimp, but the Andouille sausage is a key factor to the gumbo experience and I just can’t imagine substituting it for any other smoked sausage. Let’s take a look at this easy gumbo recipe.
How To Make This Easy Gumbo Recipe
Okra, shrimp, red and green bell peppers swim in a broth colored with roux and flavored with onions, bay leaves, garlic and crushed red pepper, And with a side of steamed white rice, you’ll be digging out your Louie Armstrong CD’s.
- In a large sauce pan, prepare the roux by combining flour and oil. cooking and stirring until roux becomes a beautiful dark red-ish brown.
- Stir in onion, celery, peppers, garlic, black pepper, and ground red pepper and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Stir in hot chicken broth, sausage, okra and bay leaves.
- Bring to a good simmer and let cook 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, cook the rice.
- Drop in the shrimp and let them cook for two minutes.
- Remove bay leaves and serve over rice.
Tip: With just the two of us, this recipe made plenty for welcome leftovers the next evening. When storing leftovers in the refrigerator, place rice and soup in separate containers, reheat separately and then bring them back together in the soup bowl. The texture of the rice is much happier that way. And only a gentle reheat of the soup is needed, we don’t want rubbery shrimp.
Recipe for Easy Shrimp Gumbo with Sausage
I hope you give this easy Louisiana gumbo recipe a try, and if you do, please come back and give the recipe a star rating and leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
And if you recipe for easy shrimp gumbo, let me know, I’d love to give your version a try.
What to serve with easy shrimp gumbo? Simple, this beautiful New Orleans recipe for Louisiana Sunburst Salad. A popular recipe made famous by the Palace Restaurant in New Orleans.
More Super Easy Soup Recipes Ideas
- Easy Black Bean Soup with Sherry and Ham
- Taco Soup, Easiest Soup Ever
- Easy Cheesy Vegetable Chicken Chowder
And if you love soups as much as we do, you won’t want to miss my Soup Category. You’ll find tons of great soup recipes, including the most popular on my site for Anthony Bourdain’s New Mexico Style Chili.
Easy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Recipe
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
- 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
- 1/4 cup red pepper chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth heated
- 1/2 pound shrimp medium and deveined
- 8 ounces andouille sausage fully cooked
- 1 1/2 cups sliced okra or one 10 ounce package frozen cut okra
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 cups hot cooked rice.
- For roux, in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven combine flour and oil, stir till smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir about 15 minutes or till roux is dark reddish brown.
- Stir in onion, celery, peppers, garlic, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or till vegetables are just crisp-tender, stirring often.
- Gradually stir in hot chicken broth, sausage, okra, and bay leaves. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or till okra is tender. Stir in shrimp and cook until done, about 2 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve in bowls with rice.
Easy Shrimp Gumbo …It’s What’s for Dinner.