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Breakthrough Duck Soup

This is an outstanding recipe from Charlotte Albrecht, a great Texas hunt camp cook.

  • 2 whole, skinned ducks, stewed and de-boned
  • 1 box of wild and long grain rice with seasoning
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 medium carrots grated
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cream

Bring first nine ingredients to a boil then simmer till rice is done.

Next, remove a small amount of soup (1/2 cup or so) add cream gradually while stirring. Then add cream mixture to the soup gradually while stirring.This is to prevent the cream from curdling. Serve immediately.

After that, stew the ducks with 2 ribs of chopped celery, 4 chilly pequiens, 2 bay leaves and coarse black pepper. Taste the broth and if it is tainted toss it out and use chicken broth.

You can substituted 1 can of chicken soup for the cream. You also can add some garlic powder and ground cayenne pepper.

Serve with crusty french bread and mixed green salad with red raspberries and dried tomato vinaigrette.

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