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Cooking Cajun: Chicken Okra Gumbo

Chicken Okra Gumbo

1 cut up chicken
Two-10 oz jars oysters
One-14 oz smoked or turkey sausage (cut in slices)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
2 lb okra (cut in slices)
1 med tomato (cut in small pieces)
2 tbs cooking oil
2 tbs roux
14 cups water
Seasoned salt
Black pepper
Red pepper

Season chicken on both sides. Heat cooking oil in an iron pot. Brown chicken on both sides.

Remove chicken from pot as it browns. Fry okra, bell pepper and onion until okra is tender. (Do not use an iron pot to fry okra). Stir often to keep it from sticking. Add tomato. Cook until tomato is soft. Combine all ingredients except oysters in a 5 quart aluminum pot. Season to taste. Simmer for 1 hour. Add oysters. Cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve with rice.

Roux:

1 cup all purpose flour

Heat flour in an iron skillet. Stir constantly over low heat, browning until it is dark brown.

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