Chicken and Sausage Gumbo With Shrimp

INGREDIENTS


PREPARATION

1. For the roux, in a heavy 2-quart saucepan stir together the flour and oil until smooth. Cook over MEDIUM-HIGH heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir constantly about 15 minutes more or until a dark, reddish-brown roux forms. Cool.

3. In a 5-quart crockery cooker place water. Stir in roux.

4. Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, sweet pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, can tomatoes, and ground red pepper.

5. Cover; cook on LOW-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours.

6. Add shrimp and continue cooking on LOW heat for 20 minutes.

7. Skim off fat. Serve over the hot cooked rice.