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New Orleans Gumbo

New Orleans Gumbo

This Cooking Secrets for Men version of New Orleans Gumbo is made with the Trinity (Green Pepper, Onion, Celery), chicken, sausage, and shrimp, and served with rice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course, Stew
Cuisine: Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Gumbo
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 464kcal


  • Large Dutch Oven or Pot


Ingredients for the roux (Optional)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oil vegetable or canola oil

For the gumbo:

  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 bunch celery diced
  • 2 Chicken thighs, boneless cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning for the chicken
  • 12 oz andouille sausage sliced into 1/4" rounds
  • 1 cup chopped okra (OPTIONAL or use Frozen Okra)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Box Zatarain’s gumbo mix
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 cups raw shrimp tails off, deveined and shells off
  • 1 green onion finely chopped for garnish


Gumbo - The Cooking Secrets for Men way

  • Heat oil on medium-high heat in Dutch oven or large pot
  • Add onion, bell pepper, and celery cook 3 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften.
    The Trinity in a pan
  • Brown chicken thighs with vegetables
  • Season Chicken Thighs with Cajun Seasoning
  • Add Andouille sausage and stir to combine
  • Stir in Zatarain's Gumbo Mix and stock/or water
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes.
  • During the last 5 minutes, stir in the raw shrimp and let the hot gumbo cook them
    Gumbo Shrimp
  • Sprinkle with green onions before serving.
  • Serve with cornbread
    New Orleans Gumbo

To Make a Roux (Not for this recipe)

  • In a large pot, combine flour and oil
  • You have to be careful to stir it constantly, on medium low heat, so that you don’t burn it.
  • It’s easy, but takes patience.
  • The darker the roux, the richer the flavor!
  • And we are not using a roux for this recipe



The less water/stock you add, the less thick the Gumbo will be. If it's too thick, just add a little water
Louisiana hot sauce for the hearty souls
Make your cornbread ahead of time
This recipe tastes even better the next day as the flavors have a chance to meld


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1303mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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