Anyone from Louisiana will tell you, the day-after Thanksgiving means turkey gumbo. If you’re like most Americans, there’s a turkey carcass hogging a shelf in the refrigerator and there’s nothing better to make with it than turkey gumbo. Here are nine different recipes, each which can magically transform that mound of bones into a delicious day-after feast.
As I study the sources of these recipes, I’m thankful for the dear friends, neighbors, colleagues and fellow writers who, over the years, have shared their lives and recipes with me, and for the new friends who continue to enrich my life with their kindness and generosity. As my quest for 300 recipes to celebrate New Orleans 300th year continues (this post brings me to 130), I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and an empty refrigerator top shelf.