I made this on a whim when I didn't know what to make for dinner and it turned out great! My kids even liked it. I didn't have okra so I just added peas for a green veggie in place of another green veggie. I know peas are not in traditional gumbo but it was all I had on hand. It was all I changed with the recipe and it was delicious. Definately making this again.
To keep it simple, we've opted for just the essential ingredients in this rendition of the hearty Creole favorite: sausage, okra, rice and a little spice.
12 Reviews for Sausage Gumbo
Missing the roux and the cajun trinity, I'm not really sure how this is supposed to be tasty. I've made a healthy gumbo for years and this does not come even close. Why eliminate the bell pepper and celery? They're the heart of gumbo flavor.
Brown the flour in the oven for the roux, you'll get maximum flavor with no fat.
Skip the cardboard turkey sausages and add a little lean bacon instead for the smokey taste, and chicken breasts for the meat. Much healthier and tastier.
Add some thyme to the cajun seasoning, and diced green bell pepper and celery to the onion and voila, you get real healthy gumbo!
I didn't have creole seasoning, so I did have to make my own. I also didn't measure it, but my eyeballing tells me I probably used twice what the recipe listed.
I used smell to gauge what was right.
Everything else, I did according to recipe, and it turned out fantastic. Highly recommended!
I did modify the recipe a touch but not to much cause i wanted to stay true to the flavor. I did not have hot turkey sausage so i used what i had on hand which was chicken sausage. I removed it from the case and added two chicken breasts cut in small chunks. I also added carrots and celery which i sauteed with the onions. I added all the ingrediants after the veggies were soft except the okra because i did not have instant rice i had regular brown(which takes a little longer). It came out absolutly wonderfull and smells even better. I love this website and all the great recipes!!
I love knowing that what I'm eating is healthy, but only when it's tasty! I made this dish following the recipe, and my guess is these turkey sausages are a very poor substitute to the real thing. Worse than tasteless, they are nasty! Sorry eatingwell.com: I'm usually a big fan! But this time, it's just not good.
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