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Swamp Turtle Gumbo
Thanks to Dru Martin for sending this recipe.

~ 4 – 6 lbs. turtle meat
~ oil
~ 1 – 2 lbs. smoked sausage, cut into 1” pieces
~ 1 large onion, chopped
~ 1 1/4 cups chopped celery
~ 1 1/4 cups chopped bell pepper
~ 2 tbsp minced garlic
~ 1- 14oz. can chopped tomatoes
~ 1 cup cut okra
~ 2 tbsp roux (flour gravy)
~ 1 – 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
~ 2 cups water or turtle broth
~ salt and pepper
~ Louisiana hot sauce
~ cooked rice

Boil turtle meat in salted water until tender. Remove meat and save broth.

Chop meat into 1" – 2" pieces.

Place a small amount of oil in a Dutch oven or large pot.

Add turtle meat and lightly brown on all sides. Remove meat.

Add a little more oil if necessary and lightly sauté the onion, celery and bell pepper.

Add the garlic, tomatoes, okra, roux and Cajun seasoning.

Stir in 2 cups of water or turtle broth.

Mix in the turtle meat and sausage. Add salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste.

Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 2 – 3 hours stirring occasionally.

Adjust seasoning as needed and add more water or broth if needed.

Serve over cooked rice and enjoy.

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