Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo With Okra

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Gumbo is a Creole specialty of New Orleans that typically contains sausage, chicken, ham, shrimp, crab or oysters. Its stew-like consistency makes for a hearty dish. To give it an authentic twist, top with a pinch of filé powder, made from ground dried sassafras leaves, if you can find it. But don't worry if you can't: This gumbo is equally delicious without it.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup short-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1 sweet red pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun spice
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1 spicy dry-cured sausage (such as andouille or chorizo, 4 oz/115 g), chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh okra
  • 1 cup chopped frozen okra
  • 7 oz medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 green onions chopped

Method

In saucepan, cook rice according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook flour, stirring, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add onion, celery, red pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes.

Add Cajun spice and paprika; cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth and 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes.
Add sausage and okra; cook until okra is fork-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in shrimp; cook until pink, about 3 minutes. Serve over rice; sprinkle with green onions.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 764 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 472.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 421 mg
  • Cholesterol 81 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 54 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 63.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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