Chicken & Homemade Andouille Gumbo

Courtesy of Dan Lodholz | Photo by Michelle Volansky
February 2014
This recipe was originally posted as part of The Weekend Project. Click here to see the recipe in its entirety, or follow the links below for additional recipe instruction.


Chicken & Homemade Andouille Gumbo

INGREDIENTS

2 cups canola oil or lard
2 cups flour
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 cups diced celery
2 cups diced onion
3 quarts chicken stock
2 to 3 Tbsp. Creole Seasoning (Recipe here)
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
4 to 6 (about 1 lbs.) andouille links, cut into -inch pieces (Recipe here)
Meat of 1 roasted chicken, cut into chunks (Recipe here)
6 cups cooked white rice
Chopped green onions for garnish


PREPARATION

In a large stockpot, warm the oil or lard over high heat. Just before it begins to smoke, add the flour and whisk constantly until the resulting roux thickens and starts to smell nutty, about 10 to 15 minutes.
When the roux is the color of peanut butter, remove from heat and carefully stir in the onions, celery and peppers. Return to the stove over medium-high heat, add the stock, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir in the Creole Seasoning and salt, plus more to taste. Then add the andouille and chicken and slowly simmer 10 minutes. Serve with rice and garnish with green onion.
The gumbo (without rice) will keep, covered, in the freezer for several weeks.