Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Total:
1 hr 55 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 55 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Seasoning Blend:
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika or sweet paprika, a palmful
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, half a palmful
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, half a palmful
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked and chopped
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
Trinity-Plus-Two Mix:
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper or 2 small, chopped
  • 2 red or green chiles, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or sliced
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into large pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus more for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound andouille sausage
  • 1 (15-ounce) can stewed tomatoes or diced tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 12 ounces lump crabmeat or shrimp, peeled and deveined*
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Serving suggestion: Scallion rice.

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

In bowl, mix the paprika, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper, thyme, and bay leaves. Reserve the seasoning blend.

Chop and reserve the Trinity-Plus-Two mix of onion, peppers, celery, and garlic.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in flour. Add about 2 tablespoons oil and when hot, add chicken pieces, turning occasionally. When browned, remove to a plate. Remove the casings from sausage and slice on an angle in large chunks. Brown the andouille in a drizzle of oil and remove to plate. Pour off the fat, then add the remaining 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup flour, whisk constantly until medium-golden brown in color. Cook's Note: think peanut butter.

Add the vegetables and seasoning blend to the pot, salt, and pepper and stir 6 to 8 minutes, to soften the vegetables a bit. Add the tomatoes and beer to the pot and reduce beer by half, 2 minutes. Add the stock, chicken, and andouille back to the pot, simmer to combine the flavors, then cool completely and store for a make-ahead meal.

To reheat the gumbo: Place the gumbo in a covered pot over medium heat, stir in the crab or shrimp and heat through or cook shrimp, until pink and firm. Top with scallions and serve with scallion rice, if desired.

Cook's Note

If serving later in work-week, pick up seafood fresh, if serving on cook-night or as second night's meal pick up crab or shrimp with your big-shop.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Potato Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of Roger Mooking

File Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups

SpiceSea Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of The SpiceSea Gourmet

Seafood Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland

Firehouse Gumbo

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Man Fire Food

7:30am | 6:30c

Man Fire Food

8:30am | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30am | 8:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

10:30am | 9:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

11:30am | 10:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Chopped

6pm | 5c

Chopped

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

8pm | 7c

Chopped

9pm | 8c

Chopped

10pm | 9c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Chopped

1am | 12c

Chopped

2am | 1c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c