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Unread 11-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Talking Leftover Smoked Turkey Gumbo

This is how I spent my downtime today...Dealing with Leftovers...
I rough chopped some Onions, Jalapenos, Banana Peppers and Celery and added it all into my Stock Pot along with 2 Bay Leaves and 1 Tablespoon of PepperCorns with 2 TableSpoons of Emeril's Bayou Blast on the Smoked Turkey Carcass and Legs to make Stock...
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Covered it with water and brought it to a boil then cut the heat back to a simmer for 2.5 hours....the house smells wonderful.....
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Once it was "there" I strained the Stock...
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Then I pulled Meat from the Carcass and Legs, chopped 7 strips of Bacon, Two Turkey Kielbasas, 1 Large Yellow Onion, 2 BellPeppers, 3 Stalks of Celery, 1 Bunch of Parsley, 13 Cloves of Garlic, Okra and 1 Bunch of Green Onions..
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Fried up the Bacon till Crispy...
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Browned the Sausage...
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Added All Purpose Flour to the Grease to make My Roux...Pretty, Ain't It?
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Added the "Trinity" to the Roux and cooked for 20 minutes, then added the garlic and cooked another 5 minutes...
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Added the HomeMade Turkey Stock to the Pot along with the Okra, brought it to a Boil then Cut Back to A simmer for 1 Hour....
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Then Added Texas Pete Hot Sauce, Salt and Black Pepper to Taste..
Added the Turkey Meats, Bacon and Sausage back into the pot and let that simmer for another Hour.
I decided to add some 2 dozen Shrimps to the Gumbo and let that cook for 5 minutes then stirred in the Parsley. Cooked up a pot of Long Grained Rice. And Then......
SupperTime.....
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Unread 11-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #2
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That my friend is so incredibly awesome looking. I'd love to get me some of that.
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Looks farkin fantastic N8man!! Great way to use the turkey leftovers.
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That my friend is so incredibly awesome looking. I'd love to get me some of that.
I have You A Bowl Full at the Table....Where You At?
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Aww man I KNOW that was great. Never had turkey gumbo, but I'd be damned if I never do because of you!

The only thing I would do is make more roux, I like my gumbo a little thicker, but regardless of my own preference. I would gladly accept 2 bowls of yours tonight, as well as every drop of leftovers for tomorrow.

Xcellent job!
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DAYUUUUMMM!!! That looks killer. The color is so appetizing and flavorful looking. Can I have a bowl too?
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Now that is some damn good looking chit.
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Great lookin' gumbo and a real fine idea for using up some left-over turkey. Thanks N8man!
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Where's the potato salad?

Turkey gumbo on Friday after Thanksgiving is pretty much the main reason I still cook turkey on Thursday. It's a Louisiana thing (still got plenty of that blood still in me).
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Wow!
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Great looking gumbo, N8man!
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Thanks All for the Compliments!!!!
When I get off work this morning, I'm having a bowlful for Breakfast...
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I can almost taste that stuff!
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