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Chicken-Shrimp Gumbo

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 5 lb Chicken; cut up
  • 3 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Shortening
  • 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 c Chopped onion
  • 1 Clove garlic; crushed
  • 2 c Water
  • 2 tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 1/2 ts Powdered thyme
  • 2 lb Cooked shrimp
  • 1/2 c Chopped celery
  • 1/2 c Chopped green onion
  • 1 ts Gumbo file powder
  • 1/2 c Parsley; chopped


Sprinkle chicken with 1-1/2 tsp salt. Melt shortening in large pot (6-qt
Dutch oven). Add chicken pieces & borwn on all sides. Remove chicken & set
aside. Stir flour into hot fat in which chicken was browned. Stir
constangly & keep heat low until flour is golden brown. Add onion & garlic.
Stir until clear. Stir in water. Add chicken, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp
salt, lemon juice, black pepper & thyme. Cook 1-1/2 hours or until chicken
is tender. Add shrimp, celery & green onion. Cook 30 minutes longer. Remove
chicken & add file powder; stir. Pour liquid over chicken. Serve with rice
& top with chopped parsley.



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