I think the smoked sausage really made it, along with all the fresh ingredients, especially the okra - it ain't gumbo it it ain't got okra!- Lots of chopping but totally worth it! You can spice it up if you like with your favorite hot sauce.
2 - tablespoons butter
1 - tablespoon - flour
6 - clovess of garlic
2 - small onions diced
1 - celery stalk diced
2 cups - of light chicken broth
1 - medium red bell pepper diced
3 - carrots sliced
1/2 cup - (heaping) frozen corn kernels
1/2 lb - okra sliced
2 lbs - tomatoes chopped
1 cup - hot water
1 teaspoon -parsley
1 - bay leaf
salt & pepper to taste
3 - smoked beef sausages, sliced
1 lb - raw shrimp, de-veined peeled, tails removed
Melt butter in soup pot over med heat add flour (I used rice flour - gluten free) stir continuously about making a light roux .
Add onion, garlic and celery - cook about 5 min.
Add broth (I used Herb-Ox Instant Sodium Free Bouillon Packets - they are also gluten free), vegggies, and smoked sausage, parsley, salt& pepper - cook over low for about 1 hour.
Bring to simmer, remove bay leaf - return to low - add shrimp, cook until shrimp are done.
server over hot cooked rice - makes about 8 servings.
I hear it freezes well.
|leftover are even better... =)|