Smoked Turkey and Sausage Gumbo

turkey gumbo

What is your remedy to cure the day after Thanksgiving exhaustion? My favorite part of the Thanksgiving holiday is creating a gumbo from the leftovers and the carcass of the turkey. I prefer to use a smoked turkey or at least some smoked turkey or chicken combined with baked turkey leftovers. For some people, the day after Thanksgiving is all about the Black Friday shopping extravaganza, for others it is a day of relaxation and recovery from the food overload on Thursday. For me, it is the calm after the storm. I love quietly cooking in the stillness of the kitchen, stirring flour and oil to make a deep dark rich nutty brown roux, and slowly adding the melange of vegetables, andouille, and turkey to make the perfect antidote to the post holiday chaos.

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