Featured Recipe: Turkey Bone Gumbo Post Thanksgiving Comfort Food.

I love the flavors of Cajun food, and I found an interesting article by Judy Walker on Nola.com that talked about a gumbo made with leftovers from thanksgiving turkey. This is a great recipe that will also make you excited for post-Thanksgiving dinner:

Turkey Bone Gumbo

3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped onionsturkey_gumbo
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 pound smoked sausage, chopped (optional)
1/2 gallon turkey broth
1 1/2 pounds turkey meat, chopped, plus any reserved meat from the carcass in the broth
Reserved onions and celery from broth
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Directions: In a large cast-iron pot or enameled cast-iron Dutch oven, combine the oil and flour. Stirring constantly and slowly for 20 to 25 minutes, make a dark brown roux, the color of chocolate. Add the onions, bell peppers, celery, salt and cayenne. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft, about five minutes.
Add the sausage and cook for five minutes, stirring often. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the turkey meat, the reserved onions and celery and cook for 15 minutes. Add the parsley and green onions. Serve in soup bowls with steamed rice.

Recipe contributed by Charles DeJesus

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