Duck and okra gumbo

  (Damon Winter, Los Angeles Times)


Total time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Servings: 16

Note: From Terry Fortia, sous chef at Memphis. Bayou Magic Cajun Seasoning and Red Rooster hot sauce are widely available in supermarkets. Aidells makes an andouille sausage that is also widely available.

2 pounds duck legs

2 tablespoons Bayou Magic

Cajun Seasoning

1 carrot

1/2 large onion

1 bay leaf

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

1 cup flour

1/2 cup diced celery

2 cups diced onion

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped garlic

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried basil