Anybody got a duck gumbo recipe? (POst 11)

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  1. Alamosa

    Alamosa Elite Refuge Member

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    I have been using Zatarain's gumbo mix and substituting duck. It is excellent but I am ready to try it from scratch.

    P.S. I hope Zatarains business was able to withstand the hurricane.
     
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    Tell you what--My buddy from LA and east Texas and I used to make roux rom scratch BUT we now uise Savoie's from Opelousas La. man it's easy and very good. I make Duck Gumbo and goose as well as seafood Gumbo--First i take chix stock or duck (duck stock can be a bit strong) and add roux to it-- i then cook it down to 1/2 of what i had- add more stock and cook it down again- then I saute duck chunks and add stock to make original amount and cook it till duck is tender- then i add chopped celery, onions, gr pepper, and garlic-- and cook till they are tender- i add some canned okra- and it's ready- seasoning is most important- i use a mix of--2 tsp sweet paprika,1tspea-cayene pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper, seasoned salt,1/2 tsp ea--cumin,bl pepper, dry mustard,and a pinch ea of oregano and sw basil. mix seasonings and use carefully--can also use Tony's or Zatrain's creole but I like my mix better.
     
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    I use this as a start for my gumbos. The trick on gumbo is the roux and the stocks.. Check out www.gumbopages.com and go to the recipe page. It is a great resource.:tu
     
  5. Blue Duck

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    The Zartarian's mix reminded me of something. I can a batch of duck or goose every year, mainly to use with these mixes. Works with most any of them. The Gumbo and Jambalaya are my favorites. Great for a quick easy meal.
     
  6. stupid question, but do you just cube the breast and fry it in a pan before adding it?
     
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    Filets off the breast. 1) Blackend or smoked and then cut up and added to the gumbo. I have fried the breast filets like chickens as well..
     
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    My last gumbo had the legs and boneless breasts from the ducks fried and added to the gumbo with the cubed meat from 2 smoked goose breasts. Some chorizo sausage completed the protein package.
     

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