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Turkey Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ron Messa
Added: Saturday, October 31, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3 bay leaves
6 cups turkey stock/broth (chicken broth)
3 1/2 cups coarse chopped leftover turkey
1 tbsp. file powder
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups water
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Directions:
Directions:
1. Stir oil and flour together in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring slowly and constantly to keep the roux from burning, until the mixture becomes a dark brown, about 10 minutes. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers to the roux all at once, and continue to stir until vegetables are wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.

2. Stir in the smoked sausage and bay leaves, and continue to stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the turkey stock and stir until the stock and roux mixture are well combined. Bring the gumbo to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 1 hour. Stir in the turkey and the file powder; simmer for 2 hours.

3. About 30 minutes before serving, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface of the gumbo; remove from heat. Stir in the parsley and green onions. Remove the bay leaves, and serve the gumbo in deep bowls with rice.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
See turkey stock recipe. Chicken broth can be used if turkey stock unavailable or for ease.

 

 

 

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