Stupid Easy Hot Link and Shrimp Gumbo


I’m liking the cooler weather of the past week. Perfect for stews and such.  This week the recipe is perfect for the busy mom or dad who wants to make a fast easy meal. I have aptly named the dish ‘Stupid Easy hot Link and Shrimp Gumbo’. It is not purist, but it is easy, fast, and good!



recipe serves 4


14 oz package hot Louisiana Smoked Sausage – fully cooked.

1/2 lb. shrimp (41 count or smaller) – fully cooked.

1/2 large onion – chopped.

1/2 cup red bell pepper – diced.

3 cloves garlic – minced.

1 quart Better Than Bouillon Clam Base (or lobster base) per package directions.

14 oz can diced tomatoes.

15 oz can black beans – drained and rinsed.

3/4 cup white rice.

1/2 cup green onions – chopped.

3 Tbsp butter.

1 tsp dry rosemary.

1/4 tsp thyme.

1/4 tsp celery seed.

1/8 tsp dried red pepper.


Saute onion in tablespoon of olive oil.


To large pot add clam base and stir on low heat. Add butter and melt. Add tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, garlic stir and raise heat to bring to low boil.

Add all spices and stir.

Slice hot links into 1/2 inch rounds and add to pot.

Add green onion, rice, and black beans to pot and stir. Cover and keep at slow boil for  30 minutes (or until rice is soft) stirring occassionally.

Thaw shrimp under faucet water. Remove tail shell if on, and add shrimp to pot for the last ten minutes or so before serving.

And there you have, a wonderful easy home made dinner after a long day at work.

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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