Friday, July 20, 2018

Turkey Wing Gumbo


2 turkey Wings (or thighs)

1 cup cooking oil

1 cup flour

8 celery ribs

3 large onions, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 lb okra, sliced (frozen is fine)

1 cup smoked sausage, sliced

2 cups water

2 cups turkey stock

1⁄2 cup Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce

12 ounces tomatoes, diced

1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt

1 -2 bay leaf

cayenne pepper to your taste

Place the turkey wing or legs into a large soup kettle with 3 qts of water and 1 tsp salt.
Boil for one hour.
Remove the carcass and legs and cool.
Remove the meat from the bones and discard the bones.
Reserve the stock and the meat.
In a heavy Dutch pven over medium heat the oil.
Add the flour, stirring constantly, and cook until it turns a deep, mahogany brown.
Add the celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and parsley.
Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the okra and sausage and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Add 2 qts of water, 2 qts turkey stock Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, tomatoes, salt, bacon, bay leaves, and cayenne.
Simmer, covered, for 2.5-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the turkey meat and simmer for 30 minutes.