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Spicy Gumbo Recipe

This spicy gumbo recipe is a great variation on the stew o soup that originates from Louisiana. This gumbo has more spice than most making it ideal for those cold winter nights when you need warming up.

The great thing about dishes like Gumbo is that you can easily achange or adapt a recipe such as this one to cater for both your tastes and also the availability of ingrediants. As a result feel free to play around with the recipe below.

Spicy Gumbo Ingredients:

1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of flour
1 chopped onion
2 carrots chopped
2 corgettes chopped
2 chopped celery sticks
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 chopped sweet peppers
500 grams of cooked crab meat
50 grams of prawns
1 litre of chicken stock


First you need to make a roux by heatiing the oil in a pan and gently adding the flour stirrring constantly. Continue to cook slowly for 15 minutes.

Add the vegetables and sautee lightly for 3-4 minutes before adding the crab and prawns. Finally add the chicken stock and simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes.

Serve the spicy gumbo in bowls with some freshly cooked plain rice.

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