Gumbo is an old tradition in Louisiana. It first originated in the 18th century. I had not realized that this was such an old tradition. I guess that explains why people get so indignant over whose gumbo is the best!
There’s chicken, sausage, and shrimp in this gumbo. YUM!
This flavorful, thick, yummy Louisiana stew wil leave you feeling full and happy. There’s a reason this is considered some good ol’ fashioned home cookin! Nothing will make you feel quite as comforted or make your taste buds as happy as this gumbo.
2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes,
1 small can of tomato paste
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken
thighs, cut up
1 large sausage link
1 (14.5 ounce) can reduced- sodium
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 basil leaves
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 frozen medium shrimp (thawed), peeled and deveined
4 cups hot cooked white or brown rice
Optional: Add cooked bacon (diced)