Major Handy’s Gumbo

inNewson May 30, 2013

majorhandyfornewsletterMy favorite part of this recipe is that it includes an ingredient called “Slap Your Mama.” This was so delicious that it was entirely gone and there were no leftovers to be shared in the office this week!

Major Handy’s Gumbo



3 bell peppers chopped

2 large onions chopped

1 bulb of garlic chopped

10 lbs Andouille Sausage sliced ½ inch thick rounds

10 lbs skinless boneless chicken breast sliced ½ thick strips

3 lbs peeled shrimp

Smoked turkey necks

Dark roux


Slap your Mama™ seasoning mixture

1 bunch parsley chopped



  • Sauté chicken in large skillet season with Slap your Mama seasoning mixture to taste
  • Saute until golden and cooked through
  • Remove chicken and add peppers, onions and garlic, sauté until softened, season with more Slap Your Mama™ to taste
  • Combine all ingredients in large stew pot, add water to cover all ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 ½ hours.
  • Just before serving add parsley and shrimp, cook for 5 more minutes and serve.
  • Serve in a bowl topped with a large spoonful of basmati rice (and with a side of Zydeco music.)

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  • Dick Tilley

    What a great recipe, enough to feed the 5000!!!!!!
    Thanks to Bill Lucado for turning me on to Music Maker 🙂

    • Whitney Baker

      It ended up having to feed about 5000! (I may be exaggerating.)

      We’re glad to have you! Let us know if you try the gumbo recipe out!


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