Prawn gumbo

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My version has a lighter-than-normal roux as its base, so the end result is more soup than gloop. Serve with steamed rice and Tabasco sauce.

Good Food. Hot Food. July 2 Prawn and Okra gumbo.July 9 Duckfat potatoesPhoto: Edwina Pickles. 25th June 2013.
Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

4 tbsp vegetable or olive oil

2 onions, chopped

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 green capsicum, seeded and chopped

1 green chilli, sliced

300g smoked sausage and/or chorizo, sliced

300g okra, sliced

2 tbsp plain flour

600ml chicken or vegetable broth

4 garlic cloves, finely grated

400g canned tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp dried oregano or thyme

1 tsp cayenne

Sea salt and pepper

12 prawns, peeled and deveined

2 tbsp chopped parsley

 

Method

1. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a heavy pan and cook the onion, celery, capsicum and chilli for 10 minutes until softened. Add the sausage and okra and cook for five minutes or until browned.

2. To make the roux, heat remaining two tablespoons of oil in a saucepan. Gradually sprinkle in the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 15 minutes or until caramel coloured. Gradually add the stock, stirring constantly. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano and cayenne. Season generously and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable and sausage mixture and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the okra is cooked. Skim off any excess oil. Add the prawns and parsley, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

 

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  • Main Ingredients - Shellfish
  • Cuisine - American (US)
  • Course - Main-course

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This would have to be the best gumbo recipe I have tried. I only used half the cayenne and this was hot enough for us. Hubby loved it!!!!

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    YLL
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    August 26, 2013, 5:26PM
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have made this recipe three times and, although time consuming, the flavour and texture are sublime.

    I have also substituted chicken for the prawns.

    Nice for a special occasion matched with a nice sparkling chardonay.

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    breaking good
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    December 12, 2013, 1:22PM

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