Mardi Gras Jambalaya

Course : Cajun
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 pound domestic duck -- (about 5 pounds), cut into 8 pieces
1 package Emerils essence spice mix -- to taste
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 pound smoked sausage -- sliced into, 1/4-inch slices
4 pieces bay leaves
2 cups chopped tomatoes -- peeled and seeded
1 tablespoon garlic chopped
2 cups white rice
8 cups chicken stock
1 pound rock shrimp
1 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon salt and cayenne
 

Preparation / Directions:

In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil. Season the duck with Essence. When the oil is hot, add the duck, skin side down, and sear for 6 minutes and then turn the duck over and continue to sear for 4 minutes. Remove the duck from the pan and set aside. Add the onions, peppers, and celery to the pan. Season with salt and cayenne. Sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted. Add the sausage and Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the bay leaves, tomatoes, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the stock. Season with salt and cayenne. Add the reserved duck. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook the jambalaya for 30 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. Season the rock shrimp. Add the shrimp to the pan and continue to cook for 30 minutes. Stir in the green onions and reason if necessary. Yield: 6 servings


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