Roasted Pheasant and Oyster Gumbo
A flavorful sausage often found in traditional Louisiana gumbo, andouille (an-DOO-ee) packs a spicy punch. If you prefer a milder option, substitute kielbasa, or use less hot sauce. This recipe halves easily, and you can freeze the cooked pheasant meat for use in soups, stews, or pasta dishes. Filé powder (ground sassafras leaves) adds a mild flavor, similar to eucalyptus, and is often added to gumbo for its thickening properties.