Wild Duck Gumbo

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Ingredients You'll Need

2/3 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup all purpose flour

1 lb smoked sausage, sliced

2 cups onion, chopped

1 cup bell pepper, chopped

2 Tbsp parsley

1 Tbsp minced garlic

2 wild ducks, cut into serving pieces

2 quarts water

3 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp red pepper

1 lb stewed tomatoes

1 tsp thyme

2 bay leaves

3 Tbsp file powder

2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce


1 Brown duck pieces in hot oil.

2 Remove from heat.

3 Mix oil and flour to make a roux.

4 Cook over medium heat until dark brown.

5 Add sausage and the next 4 ingredients to the roux.

6 Cook 10 minutes over low heat, add 1/2 cup water, duck pieces, and all seasonings.

7 Mix well.

8 Add the remaining water, and simmer until the duck is tender.

9 Remove duck with a slotted spoon to remove the bone.

10 Return duck to gumbo.

11 Add the file powder and simmer 5 minutes.

12 Serve over rice.

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