Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
  1. 1 cup vegetable oil
  2. 1 cup all purpose flour
  3. 4 large onions, chopped (about 4 cups)
  4. 3 red bell peppers, seeded, chopped (about 4 cups)
  5. 8 celery stalks, chopped (about 4 cups)
  6. 1 garlic bulb, chopped
  7. 1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme
  8. 6 bay leaves
  9. 1 Tbs sassafras
  10. 2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
  11. 4 cups clam juice
  12. 4 cups chicken broth
  13. 1 pounds Andouille sausage, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  14. 1 pound Kielbasa, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  15. 3 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  16. 2 16-ounce packages sliced frozen okra
  17. 2 pounds peeled deveined medium shrimp
  18. Minced fresh Italian parsley
  19. Steamed rice
  1. Heat oil in heavy 13-quart pot over medium-high heat until very hot and almost smoking. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture is dark reddish brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chopped onions, bell peppers, and celery and cook until onions are soft, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, sassafras, thyme, and bay leaves; bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add tomatoes with juice, clam juice, broth, sausage, and chicken; simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Add okra and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled overnight.
  7. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook shrimp until just opaque in center, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  8. Put a cup of cooked rice in a bowl, cover with Gumbo and garnish with minced parsley.

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