Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Recipe Every Month of 2012: Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo

In my quest to fulfill my New Year's Resolution of cooking one new recipe every month in 2012, I decided to make Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo based on this recipe from for February. I love her recipes because even when they are kind of complicated, they way she writes the steps, and her beautiful pictures simplify everything!  Especially since I'm just a novice cook!

This one definitely is one of the most complicated recipes I've ever made. First of all, umm I'm not sure if I've ever even eaten gumbo, I have never cooked anything but minute rice, never cooked any shrimp, and dealing with two skillets and one pot all at the same time? COMPLICATED.

I cooked this for my mother and stepfather while they were here on a business trip, and I got to cook in a kitchen that wouldn't be mistaken for a closet like mine! Oh, the luxury. Surprisingly, I pulled it off with no mishaps along the way! And my mom and stepfather enjoyed it a lot, so I guess I can call this a success.

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with myself. Two recipes down, ten to go!

Song of the Day: To Be Surprised by Sandre Lerche


  1. Great job! I've never made gumbo before but I have heard it's complicated. That bread looks so good. Lately I just want carbs!!

  2. I came here through a post you made on and thought your blog was adorable! I'm allergic to shrimp but gumbo....gumbo is fricken magic. So delicious.


  3. yay! That sounds delish and I can totally eat that! Hahahahha! YAY!

  4. my love would LOVE this! thank you so much for including this recipe!!!


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