Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cooking oil
3 cups water
12 oz fully cooked smoked sausage links, quartered lengthwise and sliced
1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or 12-ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut int
2 cups sliced or one 10-oz package frozen whole okra, partially thawed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
3 cups hot cooked rice
For the roux, in a heavy 2-quart saucepan stir together the flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly about 15 minutes more or until a dark, reddish-brown roux forms. Cool.
In a 3-1/2-, 4-, or 5-quart crockery cooker place water. Stir in roux. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, sweet pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, and ground red pepper.
Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Skim off fat. Serve over the hot cooked rice.
Source: Culinary CafÃ©