Ingredients:

  • 1 Heaping Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Cups of Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 Bunch of Celery, Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Bunch of Fresh Parsley Leaves
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning
  • 6-8 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 12 Ounce Package of Andouille Sausage Sliced into “Coins”
  • Meat from 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 Cups of Shrimp, Precooked
  • Cooked White Rice

Method of Preparation:

  1. Make the Roux:  In a large, heavy-bottom stockpot combine flour and oil. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 30-45 minutes. This part takes patience–when it’s finished it should be as dark as chocolate and have a soft, “cookie dough” like consistency. Be careful not to let it burn! Feel free to add a little more flour or oil as needed to reach this consistency.
  2. Brown the sausage: In a separate skillet on medium-high heat place the sausage slices in one layer in the pan. Brown them well on one side (2-3 minutes) and then use a fork to flip each over onto the other side to brown. Remove to a plate.
  3. Cook the vegetables in broth: Add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth to the hot skillet that had the sausage to deglaze the pan. Pour the broth and drippings into your large soup pot.
  4. Add the remaining 5 1/2 cups of chicken broth. Add veggies, parsley, and roux to the pot and stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly tender. (Skim off any foam that may rise to the top of the pot.) Stir in cajun seasoning, to taste.
  6. Add meat: Add chicken, sausage, and shrimp.
  7. Taste and serve: At this point taste it and add more seasonings to your liking–salt, pepper, chicken bullion paste, garlic, more Joe’s stuff or more chicken broth–until you reach the perfect flavor. Serve warm over rice. (Tastes even better the next day!)