World's BEST Duck Gumbo

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World's BEST Duck Gumbo

Postby poppin_woodies » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:50 pm

Here is without a doubt the world's BEST duck gumbo, lots of drinking and testing (drinking) has been conducted and here is the best:
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Duck Stock Ingredients

3-4 whole ducks
4 quarts water
2 large onions quartered
4 stalks celery quartered
3 bay leaves
3 cloves garlic diced
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

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Pour a glass of bourbon and boil ducks in a large pot of water along with all ingredients above. Simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours our until tender. Remove ducks and debone,discard vegetables and reserve stock. Chill the stock and skim of the solidified fat from the top and discard. Reserve the stock and proceed to make roux for gumbo.

Gumbo Ingredients
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oil
2 chopped onions
1 chopped celery stocks
1 cup chopped green pepper
4 cloves garlic minced
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
3 quarts duck stock
1/2 cup red wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons Tabasco


In a large heavy pot make a dark roux with oil and flour . Add all vegetables and cook for 10 minutes until tender. Add stock, wine and seasonings then simmer for 15 minutes.
Add duck and sausage, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Long and slow is called for here...grab your drink and set it on cruise control. Serve over medium grain white rice with cornbread.

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