Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood; Gumbo
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cooking oil
  • 1 stalk coarsely chopped celery
  • 1 chopped small brown onion
  • ½ a large green pepper/capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ pound chorizo or andouille sausage
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 10 ounces thawed chopped okra
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 ½ pounds raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  • meat of 5 raw chicken thighs, chopped into largest pieces possible
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ~
  • cooked white rice ( to be made 30 minutes before serving)
Instructions
  1. In a frying pan on low-medium heat, stir together the flour and oil until mixed well. Continue to let it cook for several minutes stirring. Then let it cook for about 15 minutes, until it’s golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn the slow cooker onto low, and pour in the beef stock. Stir in the roux until combined, and then add in the rest of the ingredients (except the cooked rice).
  3. Cook for 8 hours in slow cooker and serve on top of the white rice.
Recipe by In Literature at http://www.inliterature.net/food-in-literature/main-meals/soup/2013/11/divine-secrets-of-the-yaya-sisterhood-gumbo.html