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#2938936 - 09/10/12 10:09 PM Wild Turkey Gumbo
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Mud Dauber
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I posted a recipe for this sometime back, but was not able to dig it up.
I always cook my turkey carcasses down for stock, which I then freeze in quart size mason jars. Additionally, I will usually get 2 to 3 pound of dark meat that falls of the carcass after cooking it down. I freeze this meat specifically for gumbo.

So, make yourself a roux, toss in your root vegetables, pour in a couple quarts of turkey stock. Throw in some Andouille sausage, shrimp, and the extra turkey meat. We also added some okra from the garden as well as fresh Tobasco peppers that we suddenly have an abundance off. Garnish with a little Cilantro.

We elected to skip the rice tonight and just serve with a chunk of French bread instead. As I typically only manage to kill one Spring turkey each year, we generally only get this particular pot of gumbo once a year and, I must say, I always look forward to it. Its easy to make and the majority of the ingredients are parts of a bird that most hunters discard (Note: if you want to drop your de-breasted turkey by my house, I'll be happy to turn it into a pot of Gumbo)

The holy grail of eating a wild turkey:

Breasts = Schnitzel
Legs = Carnitas
Everything else = Gumbo

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#2939093 - 09/11/12 06:28 AM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: Poser]
bigtex
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Looks good, i'll have to try to make some.
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#2939259 - 09/11/12 08:45 AM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: bigtex]
Deck78
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Have you ever had any of your frozen mason jars crack in the freezer?
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#2939300 - 09/11/12 09:19 AM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: Deck78]
Andy S.
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As always, this looks look Poser. Thanks for sharing.
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#2939316 - 09/11/12 09:32 AM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: Deck78]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Deck78
Have you ever had any of your frozen mason jars crack in the freezer?


No. I do the same thing with duck stock. -fill them about 80% full and freeze.
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#2939461 - 09/11/12 11:51 AM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: Poser]
DOC1187
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yum.........
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#2939780 - 09/11/12 04:08 PM Re: Wild Turkey Gumbo [Re: DOC1187]
BamaProud
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I make stock from our Thanksgiving turkey every year...its good very versatile stuff.

That looks delicious.
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