Smoked Turkey, Collard Green and Shrimp Gumbo (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Smoked Turkey, Collard Green and Shrimp Gumbo (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Heat a large, 6-quart, wide-mouthed Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the flour and oil to the pan and stir to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour mixture is a deep chocolate brown color, about 20 minutes. Add the onions, celery and peppers to the roux and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, stir, and cook the garlic for 1 minute. Add the beer to the roux, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock, thyme, bay leaves, 2 teaspoons of Essence, salt, and cayenne to the pan. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the turkey legs to the pan. Cook until the turkey legs are falling-from-the-bone-tender, about 3 hours.
  2. Remove the turkey from the pot and transfer to a plate to cool. Add the collard greens to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. When the turkey is cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and tear into bite-size pieces. Discard the skin and bones. Return the turkey meat to the gumbo. Season the shrimp with the remaining 2 teaspoons of Essence and add them to the gumbo during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  3. Taste the gumbo, re-season if necessary, and add the green onions and parsley to the pot. Serve with steamed white rice.
  4. Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
  5. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  6. Yield: 2/3 cup
  7. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William Morrow, 1993.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1214.83 Kcal (5086 kJ)
Calories from fat 610.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67.81g 104%
Cholesterol 268.1mg 89%
Sodium 4293.85mg 179%
Potassium 1690.74mg 36%
Total Carbs 73.87g 25%
Sugars 9.16g 37%
Dietary Fiber 8.35g 33%
Protein 83.6g 167%
Vitamin C 49.8mg 83%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 15%
Iron 15.7mg 87%
Calcium 326.8mg 33%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 131.66 Kcal (551 kJ)
Calories from fat 66.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.35g 104%
Cholesterol 29.05mg 89%
Sodium 465.34mg 179%
Potassium 183.23mg 36%
Total Carbs 8.01g 25%
Sugars 0.99g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 33%
Protein 9.06g 167%
Vitamin C 5.4mg 83%
Iron 1.7mg 87%
Calcium 35.4mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 29.1
  • 32

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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