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Low Fence 12-21-2012 09:24 PM

Duck Gumbo!!!!!!!................it has a pic too
 
Gumbo...by def is orka tomato soup, so anything else is just bonus:D This is a recipe I got from the Stuttgart World Champion Duck Gumbo winner. I modified slightly to reduce 1.cost 2.my taste 3. more duck

Gumbo aint a science, have I'll list as we go some changes/ideas that sound good to me.


FIRST.... a little work a few days before:cool:

If you have not aged the duck...nows the time:cool: completely cover birds in mild salty water and refridge Min 24hrs. change water once or twice, but dont add more salt.

Once aged, Marinate 24hrs in BBQ rub of choice, liquid smoke, alegro/dales/whatever you like.

Also not a must but a time saver. Make your roux:

roux can be made 50/50 or close fat/flour. For a lighter roux use butter (French roux)...or a Cajun roux use peanut oil, vegtable oil, bacon grease,..I used olive oil....or you can buy roux.


Ingredients: (remember, add, delete,increase, decrease to your taste)

1/2 C chopped onion...not too small
1C celery
1/2 C celery
1T garlic
3 Bay leaves
1T Tony's
1T Salt
1T Crushed red pepper
1/2C dried parsley
1T thyme
2T cummin
2T smoked Paprika
Sausage chopped.....heres where you can go crazy, use cajun sausage, deer, pork, beef......charizo!!!! whatever its your gumbo

JAB 1 12-21-2012 09:28 PM

where's the pic?

Low Fence 12-21-2012 09:35 PM

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Lets start cookin!!

In a large pot, fill half full of water.
Bring to a boil then add duck (I used 9 Gadwall in this batch)..add ALL leftover marinate
Add a few of each of the holy trinity also (onion, celery, bell pepper)..not all, just some
Boil 30-40 min.

Remove all duck from pot and allow to cool to touch.
Cut into small bit sized pieces
Add duck back to stock
Add ALL vegtables
Add ROUX at this time
Add sausage

Next add the following:
Thyme
Salt
Cummin
Garlic
Chopped tomato (sorry forgot to add to ingredients) 10-16 oz can will work

Boil This^^^^ 30-45min Covered

Now add Chopped Orka
Crushed red pepper
smoked paprika
Tonys

Boil covered for another 10-15min



Serve over rice...white, brown, dirty, wild.....go nuts

Enjoy

2khunter 12-21-2012 09:37 PM

looks good

Low Fence 12-21-2012 09:39 PM

At stage where you add Okra....you may add: shrimp, crawfish also

Cajun Blake 12-22-2012 05:21 PM

looks great brother w/ the exception of okra

okra has a tendency to "slime" , it needs to be cut into peices and either deep fried, or pan fried with a little vinegar 1st to prevent it from sliming in a gumbo

okra is used as a thickening agent, kida like file' in a gumbo


love me some duck gumbo with a dark chocolate looking roux

dpg481 12-22-2012 05:25 PM

Man, I would tear up some slimey gumbo okra right about now.

Jackson357 12-22-2012 08:28 PM

Looks great

Muddy Bud 12-22-2012 08:43 PM

Man that looks great. I cooked some once with a recipe a Cajun fellow from work gave me. The roux and everything else was awsome, but the duck was horrible. Maybe it's just these coastal Red Heads man was it livery. What preparations did you do to the duck besides boiling.

Low Fence 12-22-2012 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Muddy Bud (Post 6367109)
Man that looks great. I cooked some once with a recipe a Cajun fellow from work gave me. The roux and everything else was awsome, but the duck was horrible. Maybe it's just these coastal Red Heads man was it livery. What preparations did you do to the duck besides boiling.

Just my usual. SoaK in salt water min 24 hrs- 4-5 days, changing a few times but dont add more salt.

Red heads are divers, they need more soak time, I usually wrap em in bacon and cook med rare...boiling can overcook em'. That will inhance the liver taste


Soak em 5 days then try em' again

tvc184 12-24-2012 04:43 AM

Ditch the tomatoes and it might pass. ;)b

coonazz 12-24-2012 06:58 AM

looks great, but I'm with Blake on the okra.

Bonesplitter 12-24-2012 05:56 PM

Looks great.

centexJAA 12-25-2012 03:50 PM

Looks real good!!

switchback 12-25-2012 09:53 PM

I'll have to try this sometime but less the okra. Gumbo looks good but not a fan of okra. Can eat it fried if overly cooked but not boiled. Not crazy about it then.

8pointhunter 12-27-2012 02:38 PM

Looks real nice

Low Fence 01-11-2013 11:03 PM

Cooking a double recipe this weekend!!!
and for those that dont like okra....yea I'll be doubling that as well:D IT'S GUMBO...it has OKRA :D without it by def. it just a good soup:D

Low Fence 01-14-2013 10:11 PM

I made 3 gallons for 7 people.....got about a gallon left. I'm miserable....

Low Fence 11-19-2013 01:38 PM

Back up for duck season.

Crews 11-19-2013 06:16 PM

Gonna try this recipe! Thanks

Bro. Bill 11-19-2013 06:22 PM

Dude that looks GREAT!!!

Bourbon3 11-20-2013 04:45 PM

Went to school in Louisiana, loved when there would be green beans in he gumbo. Don't see that much in Houston.

McClain 11-20-2013 05:28 PM

Looks good but you want find many Cajun gumbos with tomatoe and okra. That may be more of a creole variation.

rbertman 11-20-2013 05:44 PM

Might have to try this wkend

Low Fence 11-20-2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by McClain (Post 7889845)
Looks good but you want find many Cajun gumbos with tomatoe and okra. That may be more of a creole variation.

Funny, the definition of gumbo is: tomato and okra soup

Low Fence 01-22-2014 08:48 PM

Made a big pot of it again tonight. Ate a bowl and froze the rest for upcoming hunting trips.

Made a change in prep. Instead of removing meat then cutting, I cut meat into 1/16-1/8" strips before marinating. Once I boiled I didn't remove just added roux and spices and rocked on.

I think the meat was more tender and took the spices better. I will continue this method.

Outback77 01-22-2014 09:00 PM

Made this last year and it was great. No ducks this year

swreeder70 01-22-2014 09:25 PM

I'm hungry now!

BBBGP 01-22-2014 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Low Fence (Post 6465481)
Cooking a double recipe this weekend!!!
and for those that dont like okra....yea I'll be doubling that as well:D IT'S GUMBO...it has OKRA :D without it by def. it just a good soup:D

Looks nice.

Question. Have you ever had gumbo YaYa? Ok a south la version of chicken and sausage gumbo......

Gumbo can be gumbo with out the okra.

cphlandman 01-22-2014 10:56 PM

Ya lost me with the okra but to each his own;)b
My wife/ in-laws are cajun... they'd shoot me if I messed up their gumbo with okra. They LOVE okra... just not in gumbo because is gets slimy.

Bowtech2004 01-24-2014 11:26 AM

lots of cajun blood in these bloodlines, we call that yankee gumbo, real gumbo is very simple....dark chocolate roux with onions, bell pepper, celery cooked until almost gone. the ducks/chickens still have the bones in them.

Bowtech2004 01-24-2014 11:29 AM

also, gumbo is always better the next day, we usually cook it the day before...refrigerate overnight....next day add a dozen eggs as you heat it back up very slowly......what you have is hard boiled eggs cooked in the roux. they are too die for!

jchayes 01-24-2014 12:54 PM

Just ate lunch and this still made me hungry

Low Fence 11-22-2014 08:47 AM

Getting ready to make and freeze a bunch for this years hunting trips

Low Fence 11-22-2014 05:02 PM

Made a double batch @ same ratio.....but added double the roux. 15 min till done. Will report back (its THICK)

oktx 11-22-2014 05:15 PM

Tag

Low Fence 11-22-2014 05:43 PM

OK,

I got it!!!!!

use this receipt at top but for roux use 2 cups peanut oil with 3 1/2 cups flour, WOW!!! Thick with or without okra (for the Cajuns scared of okra)

I've cooked this several times and my wife just said this is it!!! :D

jeepntx 11-23-2014 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Low Fence (Post 7891395)
Funny, the definition of gumbo is: tomato and okra soup

Actually...

gumbo (ngombo) is African for Okra. Doesn't have much to do with the soup part and I've only had 1 style of gumbo with tomatoes.

Ironically, the word gumbo (kombo) is also the Choctaw word for filé, which is just powdered sassafras leaves.

Gumbo is just the word for the method of thickening a soup.

Ive never had duck gumbo but your's looks good!

junior 12-01-2014 02:32 PM

Sounds good, but once the roux is ready, try sauteing the vegetables in the roux, then add the water, sausage, and the ducks, also gotta have a good hen chicken to make a good gumbo!! Pluck your ducks and quarter them up. Keep meat on the bone, the skin keeps in the moisture, and keeps the meat from falling apart. season how ya like, and add chopped up green onions at the end. No okra in a chicken gumbo!

ClayW 12-01-2014 03:18 PM

Gotta try this!

sdwwds1030 12-07-2014 09:06 AM

Sounds good

the-butcher 12-07-2014 09:24 AM

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No tomatoes or okra in my gumbo

the-butcher 12-07-2014 09:25 AM

Yours still looks good.

Low Fence 12-07-2014 12:43 PM

Took 3 gallon bags that I cooked a week ago to Stuttgart. When they saw it they said " thats the darkest gumbo I've ever seen"

Then it was unanimous, "best duck gumbo they had ate". Made me proud coming from the duck capital !!!

Low Fence 12-07-2014 12:48 PM

Took 3 gallon bags that I cooked a week ago to Stuttgart. When they saw it they said " thats the darkest gumbo I've ever seen"

Then it was unanimous, "best duck gumbo they had ate". Made me proud coming from the duck capital !!!

BURTONboy 12-08-2014 04:37 PM

Looks good and sounds good. Gonna have to try this.

Bmaker8709 12-31-2014 08:57 AM

Looks delicious! As soon as I harvest a few more quackers I'm definitely trying this out. Thanks for sharing.

justletmein 12-31-2014 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Muddy Bud (Post 6367109)
Man that looks great. I cooked some once with a recipe a Cajun fellow from work gave me. The roux and everything else was awsome, but the duck was horrible. Maybe it's just these coastal Red Heads man was it livery. What preparations did you do to the duck besides boiling.

Redheads and divers are not the best, but livery is definitely overcooked. You want them things bleeding and blood red in the middle.

topwater blowup 12-31-2014 09:01 AM

Im going to try it this weekend...

CADDOKILLER 01-01-2015 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by switchback (Post 6379392)
I'll have to try this sometime but less the okra. Gumbo looks good but not a fan of okra. Can eat it fried if overly cooked but not boiled. Not crazy about it then.

Try cooking the okra a little before you put it in the gumbo like blake suggested and it will change your mind about it.


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