Shrimp turkey gumbo recipe

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The Cajun flavor is all here, just in a different form than usual. It’s lower in fat and calories, and the taste is just as good as classic gumbo you’ve probably had before.

  • Yield: 10 Servings
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes


  • 1 tsp of salt, kosher
  • 1 tsp of pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup of oil, vegetable
  • 2 lbs of cubed turkey breast, skinless, uncooked
  • ½ cup of flour, all-purpose
  • 1 chopped onion, large
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped red pepper, sweet
  • 4 minced cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups of broth, chicken
  • 2 cups of okra, sliced
  • 4 sliced onions, green
  • 10 oz. of peeled, de-veined, uncooked shrimp, medium
  • 5 cups of rice, cooked, hot
How to Make It
  1. Combine peppers and kosher salt in small sized bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the turkey.
  2. Brown the turkey in 2 tbsp. of oil in Dutch oven. Remove meat with slotted spoon.
  3. Add the remaining flour and oil. Scrape the bottom of the pan and loosen any browned bits.
  4. Cook on med-low for 25 to 30 minutes till color is dark brown. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add garlic, red pepper, celery and onion. Cook on med. heat for four to five minutes, till veggies are tender-crisp.
  6. Stir in the broth gradually and bring it to boil. Lower the heat and cover pan. Simmer for ½ hour.
  7. Return the turkey to the pan and cover. Simmer for 35-45 minutes, till turkey meat becomes tender.
  8. Add green onions and okra and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer till the shrimp have turned pink. Serve dish on rice.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
381 kcal
Calories from Fat:
117 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
777 mg
33 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
3 g
30 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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