Gumbo - Shrimp, Tasso Ham, Andouille Sausage, Chicken, File'
4380 mins (prep 60, cooking 4320)
17 ingredients
12 servings
After many experiments with Gumbo, guidance 15 years ago from a friend's Cajun Father and bravery to get the roux dark enough, I can finally say I have conquered it to my family and friend's taste. It is a labor of love! When I made this for book club (where we eat as much as we read) it had rave reviews as the best gumbo they had ever had. I have to humbly admit, I felt the same way. Of course, this is best made a few days ahead and allowed to rest. I made this on a Sunday (It took all danged day!) and served on Wednesday. This makes a big batch. I used a a 7 1/4 quart Le Creuset dutch oven. I ordered the Tasso and Andouille Sausage directly from since it is not readily available in my area (Also, they are salty and spicy enough for us, so I did not need to add any additional heat). I provided Louisiana Hot Sauce and Tabasco on the side. One may be tempted to add tomatoes, but they are not necessary and even a distraction for this dish.

Categories:  holiday , north-american , >-1-day , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (458.71 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 556.57 Calories from Fat 384.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42.73g 788.87%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 228.29%
Trans Fat 1.02g %
Cholesterol 7.2mg 28.8%
Sodium 379.5mg 189.75%
Total Carbohydrate 34.74g 138.95%
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g 153.82%
Sugars 8.86 g %
Protein 9.68g 232.29%
Vitamin A 332.15IU% Vitamin C 39.24mg%
Calcium 48.18mg% Iron 1.86mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
andouille sausages, chicken thighs, shrimp, fresh garlic, fresh thyme, file powder