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Wild Duck Gumbo

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"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"
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2 h 5 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  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. ADd next eight ingredients; mix well. Add duck; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 60-75 minutes or until duck is tender. 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.


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I have family from Louisiana, so I've had my share of gumbo over the years. This recipe is user friendly, and everything gumbo is supposed to be. I'd never had duck gumbo before, and I'm quite...

Excellent recipe. I had someone give me alot of cleaned wild duck this recipe was the only one that jumped out at me because I dont like all the sauces that is poured on wild game. The gumbo has...

This is a great gumbo recipe even if you don't like gumbo. I used a regular duck and andouille sausage. Make sure to skim off the fat as the gumbo cooks. This irresistible gumbo has been request...

A good way to use up duck!! If I make again, will slow cook the duck as other reviewers suggested. Made with breast meat only, still was a little tough. The gumbo flavor was great, nice heat, go...

My husband is an avid hunter, I am diabetic and was looking for a recipe for wild duck. This Wild Duck Gumbo was far and away the best ever! As advertised the meat was tender and not greasy. K...

Great! I added some chicken because I didn't have enough duck & used venison smoked sausage. Added a little cajun seasoning for kick. It was delicious!

I bought duck legs (no access to wild in the middle of Texas) because I wanted to make this recipe- it sounded so great. I've made it four times now. I recommend getting the best smoked sausag...

This is a fine, flavorful soup. Just a touch of heat. It's filling and soul restoring. I'm afraid I don't have access to duck, but chicken worked just fine. My father made the comment that this...

This was the first time I made gumbo and it was so easy. Great cajun flavor and a really good way to use up wild duck.