1 (4 to 5-pound) duck
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) bottle stout beer( recommended: Abita Turbo Dog)
6 cups dark chicken stock, or chicken stock or water
1 1/2 pounds wild and exotic mushrooms (chanterelles, wood ear, shiitake, oyster), cleaned, stemmed and diced
1 1/2 cups small diced onion
3/4 cup small diced celery
3/4 cup small diced green, red and/or yellow bell peppers
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
4 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Steamed white rice, for serving
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
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