Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage
Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage
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    Most cooks agree that gumbos must have the vegetable trinity of chopped bell pepper, onion and celery, and that they should be highly seasoned. Some gumbos do contain sausage, shrimp and chicken, but there are humbler ones that are made with only salt pork, onions and greens. Finally, there is the filé powder camp. These cooks use copious amounts of the stuff, which is made from finely powdered sassafras leaves. Added at the last minute, it thickens the soup while imparting a flavor that’s earthy and herbal. I confess to using all three — a roux, okra and filé powder — in my own gumbo, which I hope is not sacrilegious. Not having grown up in gumbo territory, I based mine on a number of visits to New Orleans. Featured in: Gumbo Gets A Taste Of Something Different. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound medium shrimp in the shell
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 ½ cups diced onion
    • 1 cup diced red or green bell pepper
    • ½ cup diced celery
    • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 cup diced ripe tomato, fresh or canned
    • 6 ounces smoked andouille sausage, in 1-inch-thick slices
    • 6 cups shrimp broth or chicken broth
    • 2 cups chopped okra
    • 1 tablespoon filé powder
    • ½ cup chopped scallions for garnish

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 410 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 22 g 33.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.24%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 175 mg 58.47%
    • Sodium: 2554 mg 106.41%
    • Calcium: 155 mg 15.5%
    • Potassium: 695 mg 19.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.01%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 20.71%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 29 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 34.57%
    • Vitamin C 96.43%
    • Vitamin D 0.57%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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