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Cajun Gumbo
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Rating: 4.0/5 (43 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Medium
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
     Serving Size: 10 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 7g
Unsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 335mg
Sodium 840mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A  16%Vitamin C  15%
Calcium  11%Iron  31%
Potassium  15%Vitamin E  3%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Cajun Gumbo

Date Added: July 03, 2016
A traditional dish of New Orleans comprised of a stew made from seafood, sausage and chicken. The "file" (powdered leaves of the sassafras tree) makes the unique flavor of gumbo.


1 lb Chicken Breast any size
6 Eggs
2 cups Oysters
1 Onion chopped
1/2 cup Parsley Chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper taste
3 Smoked Sausage links
2 1/2 cups Shrimp Peeled
1 1/2 tablespoons File Powder
1/2 cup Green Onion chopped
1 quart Water
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1. No cooking oil is needed; chicken fat will melt.

2. Preheat large pot over medium heat for 5 minutes.

3. Add cut up chicken and fry about 10 min.

4. Add onion and let chicken and onion brown together.

5. When browned, add green onions and parsley. Let cook about 15 min.

6. Don't stir chicken too much. Add sausage, shrimp and oysters.

7. Let cook 10 min. and add water.

8. Let mixture come to a boil for 15 min.

9. Break raw eggs, 1 at a time, in boiling mixture in separate places in your pot.

10. Continue to cook for 10 minutes. Do not stir during this time.

11. Add file. Stir and turn heat off.

12. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 10 to 12.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 16% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin C with 15% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Egg, Milk, Shellfish, MSG, Poultry, Spring Onion, Shrimp, Beef, Onion allergies.
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