Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

It’s starting get cold here, so I thought it would be a good time to make some soup. And since I’ve been in the mood for something spicy, I thought I would make Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 3/4‚Äù pieces)
  • 1 celery rib, sliced (1/2‚Äù pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. Polish pork sausage or Italian pork sausage, cut into 1/2‚Äù slices
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 3/4 lb. shrimp, cooked
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped


Heat the oil in a large pot; add the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender. Add sausage until lightly browned. Sprinkle meat and vegetables with flour and stir well. Add chicken stock, sprigs of thyme, and shrimp; bring to a simmer. Season with salt, if needed. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley and remove sprigs of thyme immediately before serving.

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  • Melixam

    Sounds Tasty!

  • Anonymous

    It was. And I made it extra spicy.