Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Emily’s Gumbo

My eldest daughter has perfected the fine art of Gumbo making.  It is just how our family likes it.  Believe it or not, I taught her how to make this dish, but truth be told hers is MUCH better than any other. J  She only shares her recipe with those she loves, and she loves all the readers of our family recipe blog. Dig in!!

Emilys Gumbo

4-5 bell peppers, roasted and diced
1 large yellow onion
half a bunch of celery, diced
1.5 T. Garlic
1/2 cup butter 

1/2 cup flour

2 quarts of chicken broth
2 cans of petite diced tomatoes

1.5 lbs chicken breast/thighs, diced
2 packages kielbasa sausage, diced

Frank’s Red Hot** (to taste usually use 1/4-1/2 cup)
salt and pepper, to taste

Saute´ peppers, onions, garlic, and celery together in butter, when onions are translucent add the flour.  Cook 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth and tomatoes. Add diced chicken and kielbasa. Simmer until chicken is cooked through. Add Frank’s Red Hot, and salt and pepper. Taste for flavors. Serve over rice. 

**This is one of the secrets of this meal.  It has to be Frank’s. ;)