Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1large onionchopped
  • 3 garlic cloveschopped
  • 2 celery stalkssliced
  • 1 green capsicumcut into medium chunks
  • 3tbsp duck fat or olive oil
  • 1x 1.35kg Turk's free range chickenskinned and cut into 8 portions (or use 1.2kg chicken drumsticks or thighs)
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 3tbsp flour
  • 1litre Simon Gault Home Cuisine Chicken Stock
  • 1tsp smoked chipotle tabasco
  • 2 sasuagescooked, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil, add the onion, garlic, celery and capsicum, and cook until the onion is translucent (about 10 minutes). Set aside.
  2. Heat duck fat or oil in a medium stainless steel saucepan. Dust the chicken with a light sprinkling of the combined cayenne pepper and smoked paprika, then sear in batches in the hot fat or oil until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the flour to the pan and stir well, scraping up any caramelised juices. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes over a medium heat, stirring well, until a dark blond colour. Remove from the heat, stir in the Simon Gault Home Cuisine Chicken Stock and Tabasco, then return to the heat and continue stirring until the sauce thickens.
  3. Add the chicken and the onion mix to the frying pan and simmer uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the sausages and simmer gently until warmed through. Serve with steamed rice.