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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Year of Soup Recipe Challenge Week 7- Gumbo with Smoked Sausage

Mardis Gras was last week in New Orleans, and since I'm a week behind with my Year of Soup Challenge posts anyway, I figured it couldn't hurt to post a real 'Nawlins-style soup recipe...Gumbo with Smoked Sausage. I'm not really sure if Gumbo technically qualifies as soup, but it's certainly soup-like and that's close enough for me!

Gumbo with Smoked Sausage

2 celery ribs, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 lb. smoked sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/2-in. pieces
1 (14-1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Hot cooked rice (optional)

In a large skillet, saute celery, onions, pepper, and carrot in oil over medium heat until tender. Add flour and stir until blended; gradually add broth, stirring to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat; add sausage, tomatoes, oregano, thyme and cayenne pepper. Cover and simmer on low heat until heated through. Serves 4.

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Bo said...

I love gumbo! I always put okra in mine.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Penny, what a lovely gumbo and perfect for Mardis Gras or any time of the year. I'm all for easy too, which this is.

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