Every Thanksgiving we use our leftover turkey and make this delicious turkey gumbo. It's Emeril's recipe and is the best turkey gumbo recipe around. We never change a thing and our parents beg us to make it for them. We make a batch and freeze a few bags for later in the year.
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1/2 cup bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 pound smoked sausage we use andouille
- 2 quarts turkey broth
- Reserved Turkey Meat from stock or about 2 cups shredded
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Combine the oil and flour in the bottom of the pot over medium heat.
Stir slowly and constantly. Stir for 20-25 minutes until it becomes dark brown, the color of chocolate
Season the chopped onions, bell peppers and celery with the salt and cayenne.
Add them to the roux and stir until soft about 5 minutes.
Add the sausage, cook stirring often for 5 minutes
Add your homemade turkey stock or chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
Add your reserved turkey meat and cook for 15 minutes.
Add the parsley and green onions and serve in soup bowls over rice.