Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Mango
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A traditional shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo made with a dark brown roux - with a mango twist that your taste buds will love!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun / Creole
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon and ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 large mangos, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb fresh okra, ends clipped and sliced
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup bacon drippings
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 2 quarts water
  • 6 cubes beef bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • ½ tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (14 oz) can Ro*Tel tomatoes, don't drain
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lbs. peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp
  • white rice
  • green onions
  • parsley
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet with 1 tablespoon unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Once warmed and sizzling, add the pound of boneless and skinless chicken thighs. Add minced garlic and ½ teaspoon salt plus half teaspoon of pepper with ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika to both sides of chicken thighs. Brown all sides, then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and bring the heat to medium. Add the celery, onion, bell pepper and garlic, and sauté until the onions begin to soften. Add the diced mango and sauté another minute, then add the okra. Continue to stir and sauté until the okra is no longer ropey (the insides of okra tend to be sticky and you will see it stick to the other vegetables until it's cooked through). Remove from heat.
  4. In a large stock pot or larger Dutch oven, create a roux with 1 cup flour, ¼ cup bacon fat, and ¾ cup butter. Whisk over medium-low heat until the roux is smooth, then continue to whisk over medium-low to medium heat. The roux will begin to thin and become more liquid, continue to whisk adjusting the heat as needed and ensuring there are no burnt spots. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour for the roux to become the color of dark chocolate, while whisking continuously. Once it has reached the desired color, remove from heat, while continuing to whisk and let it slightly cool.
  5. Add the sliced sausage while continuously whisking the roux, then the sautéed veggies. Add water and bouillon and stir consistently until blended together.
  6. Add sugar, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, tomatoes, tomato sauce and browned chicken thighs. Stir together well and bring back to a boil. Once boiling, lower to simmer, uncovered, for an hour. Stir every so often.
  7. Remove the chicken thighs and roughly shred them, then add back to the pot. Add Worcestershire sauce and stir. Continue to simmer for another 45 minutes.
  8. Add the uncooked shrimp about 5 minutes before you're ready to serve. Stir it in well and remove from heat once the shrimp turns pink and starts to curl.
  9. Serve with prepared white rice and garnish with sliced green onions and chopped parsley.
  10. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 5 days, if any is left uneaten, freeze!
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at