Chili Pepper Madness

October 23, 2014

Nikki's Spicy Gumbo with Yellow 7 Pot

Nikki's Spicy Gumbo with Yellow 7 Pot Nikki's Spicy Gumbo with Yellow 7 Pot

When the garden explodes every year and we have an over-abundance of chili peppers, I like to hand some out to my neighbors and friends. Sharing is good! When I gave my neighbor, Nikki, a Yellow 7 Pot chili pepper to play with, she surprised me with some of her amazing gumbo. Talk about delicious! It's fun to live in a neighborhood where so many people like to cook, and Nikki is one of the best around here. I asked if it would be OK to share her recipe and, lucky for us all, she agreed. I just heated this up the next day and topped it with a bit of chopped parsley.

If you're not familiar with the 7 Pot chili pepper, you should be. The flavor is very similar to the bhut jolokia, or ghost pepper, with fruity flavors and some nutty notes, but beware. It measures over 1 Million SHU, so it's quite hot. Nikki only used a third of the pepper in this dish and I felt it. Maybe next time she'll go with the whole pepper.

Nikki's Spicy Gumbo with Yellow 7 Pot


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 7 pot pepper, chopped
  • 1 12oz. bag frozen okra
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage
  • 1 rotisserie chicken boned and shredded
  • 6c. Chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Creole seasoning to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium heat till hot.
  2. Whisk in flour to make roux. Whisk constantly until dark like chocolate milk.
  3. Stir in onion, peppers, okra and sausage.
  4. After 5 minutes add garlic and cook that for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add rest of ingredients and simmer for an hour stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with rice.

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1 comment

  • Comment Link Vanessa Chassion November 09, 2015 posted by Vanessa Chassion

    I "Love" a good Gumbo.....I am Cajun so I will give this a try.....I gotta looks amazing!!!!

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