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Wild Duck Gumbo Recipe

Wild Duck Gumbo Recipe

Our family and friends just love this delightful, rich gumbo - it's such a unique way to serve this wild bird. We like that the meat is tender but not greasy. With all the wonderful spices, this gumbo is a flavorful main dish. -Doris Heath, Bryson City, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Cook: 65 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 wild ducks, cut up
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Smoked Sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 quarts water
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown duck in batches in oil. Remove and set aside. Discard all but 2/3 cup drippings. Add flour to drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until brown, 12-14 minutes. Add sausage, onion, green pepper, celery, parsley and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Stir in the next eight ingredients. Add duck; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 60-75 minutes or until duck is tender.
  • 3. Remove duck. Cool. Debone and cut into chunks; return to pan. Simmer 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Remove bay leaves. Serve with rice. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 334 calories, 25 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 584 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.