ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • World Cuisines»
  • New World Cuisine

Portuguese Gumbo

Updated on February 6, 2015

Portuguese Gumbo-Spicy And Delicious

You don't have to be Portuguese to love this spicy gumbo recipe ! It combines so many delicious flavors, it's bound to warm you up and keep you satisfied. It's a great meal that you can make ahead and reheat.

This is not a traditional gumbo in the sense of a New Orleans gumbo with okra, but it has the same kinds of flavor and spice that a traditional gumbo would have

You can adjust the "heat "in this recipe by adding more or less paprika to the dish. I use Portuguese allspice in my recipe, but you can experiment with different types of paprika to get the exact flavor that you like. Since my husband likes it really spicy, I use a medium amount of paprika and then leave it up to him to add more. If you are using a regular paprika, I suggest using a smoky flavor rather than a plain. But any paprika will do nicely

Portuguese allspice (Temperos Portuguese) can be found online or at your local supermarket in some areas. It is a great spice to have in your pantry for all kinds of dishes. I use it on pot roasts, in stews, on chicken and almost anything I cook. It brings out a lot of flavor.

You don't have to add any salt and pepper, although I included them in the recipe. The ingredients have enough salt in them. But I admit that I did add several teaspoons of fresh ground pepper for extra flavoring.

I used Hunts tomatoes with onion and basil in it which I thought added extra flavor, but you can use any canned diced tomatoes that you would like.

I hope that you give this recipe a try to let us know how it works out for you.


Cooking Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Portuguese Gumbo-Ingredients

  • 1 pound Portuguese Chourico Sausage, Sliced in medium slices
  • I 1/2 cups green pepper ( one large one), chopped
  • 1 cup onion (1 large onion), chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, -2 boxes
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with onion and oregano, undrained
  • 16 oz skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons Portuguese allspice, can also use a smoked paprika
  • 8 servings cooked rice
  • To taste salt and pepper

Cooking Directions For Portuguese Gumbo

  1. Cook Portuguese sausage in a 4-6 cup Dutch oven in a teaspoon of oil over medium heat till a thin layer of fat forms. Stir the sausage as it cooks. Remove from pot and set aside
  2. Add celery, onion, garlic and green pepper. Cook and stir about 10 minutes until tender. remove from the pot.
  3. Add canola oil to the pot. Whisk in flour until mixture thickens, and turns a medium brown. Note....add flour gradually- not all at once
  4. Whisk in broth adding it gradually and whisking in with each addition
  5. Add tomatoes, cooked sausage, the vegetables, chicken and paprika. Bring to a boil, simmering gently. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cook uncovered 45 minutes
  7. Remove chicken. Let chicken cool for about 5 minutes. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
  8. Return to pot and heat through
  9. Serve over prepared white rice
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8 servings
Calories 401
Calories from Fat252
% Daily Value *
Fat 28 g43%
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 20 g40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cast your vote for Portuguese Gumbo

Would You Try My Portuguese Gumbo?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.