Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

February 9, 2022 at 7:06 PM | Posted in Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, gumbo, seafood, shrimp, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start my morning. Then I was off to try to find some Salt. I first went to Meijer which not only did not have any salt or by the looks of the shelves anything else. They are so shorthanded it’s amazing they are open. So from Meijer to Kroger. I lucked out and found some Salt buried behind a few things. So I was able to grab a couple of bags. Back home I worked the rest of the afternoon on chipping the remaining ice away from the bottom of the driveway and curb. The ice was so thick I had to use a pick, which was tough doing it from a wheelchair. Finally got it though and we are ice free on the driveway! I’m beat and done for the day. For my Dinner tonight I heated up the Leftover Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage Gumbo. I’ve left the original post from last night below for recipe directions and description. Take Care and Stay Safe All!

 

Gumbo is always one of my favorite meals, the Rice, Spices, Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Sausage makes the perfect Gumbo! Plus the leftovers are just as good if not better! To make it I used a box of Zatarain’s Gumbo Dinner Mix for the Gumbo base, 1 1/2 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages (sliced into bite size slices), a bag of Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. I precooked the Sausage and Shrimp, according to the package instructions, before adding it to the Gumbo.

 

It’s very easy to prepare, it takes about 25-30 minutes. To start; I just boil the stock that’s in the packet, add the sliced Turkey Sausage to the stock along with a few shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and continued to cook for 10-15 minutes. Then I added the Shrimp and simmered for another 2-3 minutes. And the Gumbo is ready to serve and It turns out fantastic! Nice flavor, incredible tasting stock, meaty Shrimp and Sausage, and plenty of Rice, makes one easily prepared hearty and delicious dish. Excellent Leftovers! For Dessert/Snack later a 100Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix
Zatarain’s Gumbo Mix is a flavorful foundation of long grain rice in a rich, seasoned roux with red and green bell peppers. Just add one pound of cooked chicken, smoked sausage or seafood, cut into bite size pieces and dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.
Gumbo can be prepared with your choice of 1 lb. of cooked chicken, smoked sausage or seafood, cut into bite-size pieces.

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS
1. MIX 6 cups water and Gumbo Mix in 4-quart saucepan until well blended.
2. For Chicken or Sausage Gumbo: Stir in chicken or sausage. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
For Seafood Gumbo: Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in seafood. Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
https://www.mccormick.com/zatarains/products/dinner-and-side-mixes/rice-mixes-and-side-dishes/gumbo-mix-with-rice

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