Smoked Turkey and Andouille Gumbo

Smoked Turkey and Andouille Gumbo

Smoked Turkey and Andouille Gumbo

Located in a Lafayette, Louisiana farmhouse from the 1830s that has served as both a Confederate Army headquarters and, during the city's 1980s oil boom, a singles bar, Café Vermilionville smokes the turkey for this luxurious gumbo right out back in a makeshift smoker. The resulting dish embodies the rich flavors of dark roux and barbecued meat.Ingalls Photography

Located in a Lafayette, Louisiana farmhouse from the 1830s that has served as both a Confederate Army headquarters and a singles bar, Café Vermilionville smokes the turkey wings for this luxurious gumbo right out back in a makeshift smoker. With a dark roux as the base, the resulting dish is a medley of rich, smoky, and roasted flavors. If you don't have the equipment or inclination to smoke the turkey yourself, you can order a pre-smoked version or substitute regular wings.
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