Doguet's Cajun Gumbo-Authentic Cajun Tasso, Sausage, & Chicken Gumbo

Makes about 6 to 8 servings


16 oz. Doguet’s roux

4 quarts water

1 large hen (seasoned)

1 lb. smoked sausage or andouille

12 oz. smoked tasso

1 large onion (chopped)

1 bell pepper (chopped)

2 pods garlic (chopped)

2 stalks celery (chopped)

1/2 cup diced green onions

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1 lb. (2 cups) uncooked Doguet’s rice


Dissolve roux in water over medium heat and let boil for 1/2 hour. Add cut-up chicken, diced tasso, sliced sausage, and chopped vegetables. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook until chicken and vegetables are tender (about 1 1/2 hours). Cook Doguet’s rice according to instructions on package. Add green onions and parsley about 15 minutes before done and season to taste. Serve over cooked Doguet’s rice.

Laurie Blumanthal