Saturday, October 3, 2015

Spicy Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe

It's hard to believe that a few weeks ago, it's super hot  but now we are in the  high 40s  which is  cold for me.  Please don't raise an eyebrow on me for thinking that  high 40s is already called.  I grew up in the tropics so I was used to having warm weather all year long.  Having said that, I have to find some  dishes that I can serve for my family that  would warm us up during cold months.  The new dish that I recently tried making is  Gumbo.  I saw this on a magazine and thought it looks yummy.  
The original recipe  uses different  vegetable but since I have some freshly picked veggies from my garden, I used them instead.  You can find the recipe below.

  • 1 tbsp coconut  oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped 
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and  chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 quart canned tomato sauce (homemade)
  • 1 chicken boullion cube 
  • 1 pack polska kielbasa (sausage)
  • 1  cup sliced fresh okra
  • 2 medium suze ehhplants, sliced
  • 1 cup green bean seeds
  • 2 cups peeled deveined medium shrimp
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 5 Thai Peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Steamed rice
  • Heat oil in heavy 13-quart pot over medium-high heat until very hot and almost smoking. Add the  sausage and cook it until each sides are brown.
  • Add the veggies and  cook stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. 
  • Add the  tomato sauce, and  boullion cube and boil for  another 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to the pot and cook shrimp until just opaque in center, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Season gumbo to taste with garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Garnish with minced parsley and serve with steamed rice alongside.
My daughter love shrimp so this is a perfect dish for her. My son and  FH loves  smoked  polska kielbasa so they too lovethis.  For me, the Thai pepper that I added isn't enough so I chopped some more and put it in my bowl to make it  more spicy!

16 delicious comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious!! I've never made gumbo before because it seems like a dish that only "real" cooks should attempt to make. However, I think I might try this.

Carol said...

Nothing like a great seafood gumbo. Looks so good. Must try.

Alli Smith said...

The best thing about fall and winter are dishes like this! My husband loves Gumbo and your recipe looks like a winner! I can't wait to make it.

Jaime Nicole said...

I love fresh gumbo! I have never tried to make it myself as I love it so much I'm afraid to screw it up, but I may just bite the bullet with your recipe!

Amanda || Growing Up Madison said...

I've never done a gumbo myself and this is one that I want to try. The spicier the better I always say.

Eat To Live said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I am going to surprise my Hubs and make it for him next week some time. It looks so good!!

Tyra said...

I love good gumbo! You should try throwing some crab legs in there. Glad that you tried a new dish it looks yummy.

Jenny @cookeatgo said...

I don't think I have ever made gumbo before! This sounds like it would be a great quick dinner to make.

Unknown said...

This looks soooo good! I LOVE shrimp, will have to try making this over the next few nights - delicious!

Unknown said...

This looks so good! I wish my husband would eat more spicy things.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I want to come and have dinner at your place! I'm pinning this to give a try this fall. I've never made a gumbo before and this sounds like the perfect one to try!

nazma said...

what an amazing recepie... i would love to try this..thanx for sharing

Lauren // Pink on the Cheek said...

I love gumbo! It's such a great fall recipe and easy to make! Thank you for sharing this new version for me!

Unknown said...

YUM! That looks really yummy! I also agree with you, 40 is cold and I live in PA. I just don't like the cold weather! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

my grandmother used to make fresh gumbo and it was always such a treat. your recipe makes me think back to those special days.

Jo said...

I am not sure if I've tasted gumbo ever. But your dish really looks good! This reminds me of the Princess and the Frog - Tiana's dish. :)

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