Turkey or Chicken Gumbo - Calypso Cafe

My hands-down favorite solution to a leftover Turkey at Thanksgiving. We will be offering a limited number of our Calypso Thanksgiving Turkeys, and our carcass alone should adequately flavor this recipe!

(8 Servings)


  • 1 turkey (I use Calypso Turkey) or rotisserie chicken carcass
  • 8 -16 ounces cooked turkey cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 4 oz. kielbasa, diced and browned in 1TB olive oil
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt, thyme, ground red pepper and allspice – I use a Calypso Turkey which provides ample flavor from the carcass!
  • 10 ounces frozen cut okra
  • White or Calypso Rice

Make stock with 2 ½ quarts water, carcass, carrot, ½ of the raw vegetables: celery, onion, and garlic. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, 1 hour. Drain broth and discard solids.

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15000699_1314873145239519_2108268182271879777_oDear Loyal Calypso Customers,

We will make certain you get a delicious, Calypso-spiced turkey this holiday season!
Since the beginning, (close to 30 years ago), we’ve roasted turkeys for the holidays. We were delighted to see the same names appeared on the order sheet, year after year. We’ve received   countless inquiries for the 2016 holiday season.

Each year it was a struggle to find a supplier who could provide the quantity we needed that met our size and quality specifications. This year, our last hope could not deliver.  We are disappointed. We treasure the many YEARS of being part of your holiday traditions.

Don’t despair, though.
Pint Jars (gift-ready) of our spice mix (now gluten free) will be available COMPLETE WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS for roasting your own turkey that will be ALMOST as good as our Rotisserie Turkeys.
$9.95 per Jar
(plenty for a heavily spiced Turkey)
We will also offer some seasonal surprise menu items over the holidays.
Contact us at catering@calypsocafe.com and we’ll ensure availability at your favorite Calypso location.

We updated our famous chicken spice mix and it’s now… GLUTEN FREE**!!! The vast majority of our menu items are now options for our gluten intolerant customers!

See our updated nutritional information:

Click Here For Our Updated Nutritional Information Including Gluten Free Items

For More Information on Nutrition at Calypso Cafe, Click Here

**We know that some folks are extremely allergic to gluten, and we want to make certain that our customers understand our spices and our ingredients are often stored in warehouses and facilities where exposure to flour dust is unavoidable.