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Duck Andoille Gumbo - Pic Heavy

Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
edited 6:45PM in EggHead Forum
Wanted to seer some duck breast but couldn't find just the breast so I bought a duck. Our course I will use all but the quack, quack.

Gumbo first - Have to have a good roux and secondarily a good stock.

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Veggies for the stock
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Cut up the duck, removed the breast, and dusted the parts with Tsunami spin. Browned all the pieces that were going into the stock.
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Browned the legs, thighs, and wings for use in the gumbo later. Started direct then smoked indirect with pecan.
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Started the roux with CI pot on the lump
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Starting to brown
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Getting happy - pulled the CI pot off a couple times to avoid burning the roux. Took about 10 minutes. Time to add the seasoning.
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Seasoning - two bunches of green onions, two large onions, about 1-1/2 cups of celery and 1/4 cup of garlic.
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In go the veggies
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Duck and Andoille go in
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Stock goes in
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Simmered about four hours - stirring occasionally and adding a little stock as the gumbo reduces.

Tried a little taste and it is mightyfine - not for tonight though. Gumbo is always better the next day. :)

Comments

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    LAWDAMERCEY!!! You KILLIN ME!!! :whistle:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Frank,

    That's just beautiful, man. No surprise, just sayin.
  • :laugh: :laugh:
  • Thanks Adam - I can't hit one but I can sure cookem :woohoo:
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    you gave me an idea for my 5 qt cast iron dutch oven. Thanks
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    I'm going to have to start keeping my eye's open for a good price on a duck, I bet that is awesome!

    Gator

     
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Damn, that looks muy excellente!

    Mouth waterin here. haha :D
  • Can you get andouille in south TX?
  • :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Yeah, but it's not real andoille

    I get mine from Bourgeois Meat Market in Thibodaux - the best. It's smoked and just to take a whiff of it is a treat.

    Used to pick up my traveling companion in the late 60s while attending Nicholls. I remember several times my future MIL coming to the back door on a Friday morning in her robe and had me a $5 bill for some andoille. I knew we were having chicken, oyster and andoille gumbo on Sunday. :)

    Bourgeois also has over the top jerky, sausages, and head cheese. If you are in the neighborhood, you should stop by.

    Keep plenty andoille in my freezer for gumbos. :lol:
  • Frank, I'm a bayou Lafourche girl...do I ever know Bourgeois!
  • :) :)

    Up da bayou or down da bayou? :laugh:

    Either way is mightyfine

    G.R.I.T.S. = Girls Raised In The South :) :)

    My bride and traveling companion is a Duplantis from Houma - Of course now she is a Smith. Duplantis to Smith - boring. ;)
  • Way down da bayou. Or, as the texting-savvy abbreviate it, DTB.
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