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Turkey Gumbo, Bayou-Style — 18 Comments

    • Hi Gene! Wow! I didn’t realize you aren’t a cook. It is pretty good if you like turkey gumbo! You can still make you some with your leftover turkey meat if you want to give it a try! I’m always here if you need guidance, friend. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting. BW

  1. Sam makes turkey gumbo all winter long. He even makes it gluten free for me. It’s one of my favorites! It’s one of those things I crave when the weather gets cooler.

    • Hi Kim. Great to hear from you. Your comment made me smile, because THIS gumbo is gluten-free, simply because IT HAS NO ROUX!!!!! Ta-da!!!

  2. I may have to give this recipe a try. I make the roux based which is not a thick gravy that is very good. Do you ever put okra in yours? II put okra in my turkey or chicken but not seafood. I made a deal with my kids years ago. My daughter likes the okra but the boys don’t. Sooo they have to either pick it out or eat around it!

    • Hey Steffi. I know for sure that you are a great gumbo cooker! This wouldn’t be any better than what you make. No, I don’t put okra in this or chicken, because down here, the best okra gumbo is a shrimp-okra gumbo! If you had it “Houma Indian Style”, you might like it. And we never, ever put tomatoes in a gumbo!!!

  3. 5 stars
    So good!! I furnished 2, 14 1/2 lb turkeys for my son to cook. He uses an oil-free turkey size air fryer which makes a fantastic roasted turkey that he sometimes injects with seasoning. This year it was just plain salt and pepper seasoning and rubbed with oil.

    Then, he tried an idea he had been thinking of for the 2nd turkey. You would have loved it!!! It was fantastic and definitly a do again. He pulled out the old crawfish boil pot and propane burner, added the turkey and then enough water to cover it about 2 to 3 inches then took the bird back out to bring water and seasonings to a boil. He put 1 cup of the liquid Louisiana Crawfish, crab & shrimp boil in the pot along with 1/4 lb of the dry boil mix (he uses Slap Ya Momma) and a couple of smaller onions. Once it came to a boil, he put the turkey back in and cooked it till it was at 160 degrees. He removed it, tented it and let it set.

    You have got to try this combo of boil with maybe a chicken or other whole poultry. The meat was juicy, tender and it went so fast! Had just a touch of spicy heat to it. He sliced it leaving the skin on but, some of us pulled it off. (Not a boiled skin lover). I want to cook a whole chicken that way. Or another turkey!!!

    We all had to be symptom free to attend and several of us have been tested for job requirement. I had to be tested due to fever every evening. I found out I have rhuematic fever again. Not contagious. I do hope you and all your loved ones are doing well.

    • Hi Cammy! Are you sure your son doesn’t have some Cajun blood somewhere? LOL! I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve heard of this. I wonder if our friend here, Steffi, has ever tried this? Anyway, I’d love to try it but I don’t want to be the one to do all that work!!!! We did have a good Thanksgiving. Termite also air fried our turkey, but first he rubbed it down with a seasoned rub and then injected it with some kind of Cajun garlic butter. It was tasty and moist! I’m sorry you’re ill so take care and be safe out there! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

      • Not sure if he has Cajun blood in him or not. 🙂 If he does, I didn’t know it. But, we are all looking for December to end and April to get here FAST! It’s time for some boiled CRAWFISH!!!

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