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Friday, November 28, 2014

New Orleans Style Turkey-Okra Stew

A tasty way to use up some of that leftover turkey, and warm your bones. I lived in the deep south for a good part of my life, and fell in love with the food, especially the gumbo, and this recipe is crafted with some of the flavors and ingredients that are present in much of the deep south dishes.


1 TBL olive oil
1 C chopped onion
1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 1/4 C)
1 tsp minced garlic
3 TBL gluten free all-purpose flour
3 C gluten free chicken broth (or stock made from your turkey frame)
1 package (10 oz) frozen sliced okra
2 C shredded cooked turkey
3/4 C diced ham
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp ground red pepper

1. In a 3 Qt saucepan or a dutch oven, heat your oil over medium heat. Stir in onion,bell pepper and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, giving it a stir every so often, until the onion is tender.

2. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until it is mixed well.

3. Add the broth, okra, ham, thyme and ground pepper. Raise your heat to medium high, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes, stirring it occasionally, until the okra is cooked and the mixture thickens up.

4.Stir in the turkey and simmer for another minute or until it is hot.

5. Serve as is, or over rice.

If you try this recipe, I would love to hear how you liked it, and if you made any changes. 

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