African-creole Turkey Gumbo

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  fresh or frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups  fresh or frozen cut okra, thawed (12 ounces)
  • 2 tablespons  cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • 1 tablespoon  vinegar
  • 2/3 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup  cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup  chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup  chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup  chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1 clove  garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspon  black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 4 cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup  tomato paste
  • 1   bay leaf
  • 6 ounces  cooked andouille or smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 cup  chopped cooked turkey or chicken
  • 4 ounces  cooked crabmeat, cut into bite-sized pieces (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon  creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon  file powder (gumbo file)
  • 5 cups  cooked rice

Description

This Thick Dish Of Shrimp, Sausage, And Chicken Begins With A Dark Roux (ROO), Flour And Fat Cooked Slowly Over Low Heat To The Color (light To Dark) Specified In The Recipe. Spicy And Served Over Rice, Gumbo Is A Mainstay To Serve On Holidays.

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