Turkey Soup: Turkey Gumbo

posted by RisaG 12-10-99 6:20 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Turkey Gumbo
Recipe By : Terry, TX
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cajun Stews
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 turkey carcass
4 cups leftover turkey meat -- or more
1 cup oil
1 cup flour
1 large onion -- or 2 small onions -- chopped
6 green onions with tops -- sliced
4 small stalks celery -- or more sliced
1 green bell pepper -- chopped
4 tablespoons fresh parsley -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- or more chopped
salt and pepper
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne -- or more to taste
1 package frozen sliced okra -- optional (10 oz)
additional chicken broth -- or turkey broth if -- needed

1 cup oil
1 cup all-purpose flour

Boil carcass in 2 qts water for at least 1 hour. Pick meat from bones. Strain broth. Add chicken broth to make 3 qts liquid.

Make a roux - Stovetop version: Heat oil in heavy skillet, over med. heat. Remove skillet from heat and gradually add flour until well blended. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, over very low heat until rich dark brown, about 45 min.

Microwave roux: Combine in a deep bowl, stirring well. Microwave, uncovered, at high power for 6 min., stirring after 3 min. Stir well. Microwave, uncovered, at high power 2-4 min. more until roux is the color of a copper penny, stirring every 30 seconds.
I like my roux to be a deep chocolate brown, so I just keep on nuking in 2 min. intervals till I get it the color I want it.

Make gumbo:
Add vegetables and continue to cook and stir 10 min, or till vegetables are tender. Add turkey and cook and stir 5 more min. Add to broth with seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hrs. Serve over rice.

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