Duck and Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

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  1. Pat duck dry, then prick skin of duck all over with tip of a sharp knife.
  2. Heat oil in a wide 6-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, then brown duck in 3 batches, skin side down, turning over once, 8 to 10 minutes per batch.
  3. Transfer duck to a bowl and pour off and discard all but 1/4 cup fat from pot.
  4. Reduce heat to moderately low, then add flour to fat in pot. Cook roux, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula or spoon, until well-browned (a shade darker than peanut butter), about 20 minutes. Add onions, celery, bell peppers, bay leaves, and salt and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 6 to 10 minutes. Add broth, water, and duck with any juices accumulated in bowl and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until duck is tender, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove gumbo from heat, then transfer duck to a cutting board with a slotted spoon and shred meat into large pieces, discarding bones and skin. Skim fat from surface of gumbo, then return duck to gumbo. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and stir in shrimp, scallions, and cayenne. Simmer gumbo until shrimp is just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve gumbo over white rice.
  6. Cooks' note: Gumbo, without shrimp, scallions, and cayenne, can be made 3 days ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add shrimp, scallions, and cayenne and simmer until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 351.95 Kcal (1474 kJ)
Calories from fat 150.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.75g 26%
Cholesterol 43.84mg 15%
Sodium 2217.52mg 92%
Potassium 516.36mg 11%
Total Carbs 38.82g 13%
Sugars 5.18g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3.81g 15%
Protein 10.54g 21%
Vitamin C 70.6mg 118%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 53%
Iron 27.9mg 155%
Calcium 94.1mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 53.8 Kcal (225 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.56g 26%
Cholesterol 6.7mg 15%
Sodium 339mg 92%
Potassium 78.94mg 11%
Total Carbs 5.94g 13%
Sugars 0.79g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 15%
Protein 1.61g 21%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 118%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 53%
Iron 4.3mg 155%
Calcium 14.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.7
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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