Duck and Andouille Gumbo

December 5, 2014  |  By The International Kitchen
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Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Gumbo may be associated with Louisiana, but it arrived there, in large part, because of the French settlers. Plus, it is thought that gumbo is a descendent of another French soup, bouillabaisse. This particular gumbo recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Mark — of our new cooking vacation Cuisine and Culture of Provence — and, with its hearty flavors, it’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold Fall or Winter day.

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* 4 tbs oil or duck fat
* 4 tbs flour
* 1 onion, diced
* 1 stalk of celery, diced
* 1/2 green pepper, diced
* 2 andouille sausages (chicken) sliced
* 4-5 crushed garlic cloves
* 1 cup crushed or diced tomatoes
* 2 tbs creole seasoning (red & black pepper, mixed dried herbs, paprika)
* 4 cups duck or chicken stock (warm)
* 1-2 cups diced duck meat or confit duck
* 3/4 cup okra
* File powder (garnish)
* Green onions (garnish)
* Parsley (garnish)
* Hot sauce (garnish)


1. Make a roux with the hot oil/duck fat and stir in the flour. Be sure to stir constantly with a whisk until it becomes a dark brown color (about 10 minutes).

2. Add the onions and caramelize. This should take about 7-10 minutes.

3. Add the green pepper and celery, and cook for about 5 minutes.

4. Add the sausage, garlic, tomatoes, and seasoning. Cook the mixture for another 5 minutes.

5. Next, pour in the warm stock little by little until the mixture returns to a simmer.

6. Lastly, add in the meat and okra until the flavors come together.

7. Adjust the seasoning by adding salt, pepper, hot sauce, a little honey, etc. to balance the flavors.

8. Serve with white rice and garnishes. Enjoy!

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