Mardi Gras Gumbo

The gumbo was incredibly full flavored, rich and savory. The ingredients were both distinct and blended in a very satisfying way, but it was only 232 calories, with 11 grams of fat and 2 of fiber.


1/4 cup olive oil
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 pound turkey smoked sausage, sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon light butter
1 large onion, diced
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
4 cups hot water
5 beef bouillon cubes
29 ounces canned stewed tomatoes
1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, sliced
1 pound shrimp (medium or small), peeled, deveined and cooked


1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium to large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown chicken and remove. Brown sausage and remove. Slowly sprinkle flour while constantly whisking the oil to create a roux. Continue to stir until browned, remove, set aside to cool.
2. Heat butter in the dutch oven and add onion, celery, pepper and celery. Cook until near tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add Worcestershire and parsley and cook, stirring frequently, until most of the liquid is cooked off.
3. Add water and bullion cubes. While constantly whisking, add roux until dissolved and the sauce is thickened. Add chicken and sausage. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 1 hour. Add tomatoes and okra and simmer for an additional hour. Add green onions and shrimp and simmer until heated, another 5 to 10 minutes
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