Accidental Duck with Ancho Chili Cherry Grilling Sauce

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by miss_jayne, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    aka, "Sometimes Ducks Don't Move Fast Enough and Then They Are Dinner!"

    we had a cayuga lose her footing while moving a hoop house the other day and break her leg and puncture her head. sooooo, i learned to butcher ducks. a lovely dinner ensued....

    not really 'having a game plan' my daughter Elizabeth and i 'winged' it, pun intended, when it came to the actual recipe involved.

    Accidental Duck with Ancho Chili Cherry Grilling Sauce

    Cut two ducks into desired pieces (wings, thighs, etc. whatev....)
    Parboil with skin ON.

    Heat grill to 400* F. while creating sauce.

    Half of one dried Ancho Chili, sliced
    Half Cup sweet and sour cherry syrup (mine can from Ol'Fashioned Hen, it's outstanding!!!!)
    1 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
    1 TBS Tequila

    Cook the first three ingredients down a bit until thickened and slightly bubbly, add the tequila and stir. You don't want it runny, but not too thick. You all know what grilling sauce should look like. [​IMG]

    Take your parboiled duck pieces out to the grill, throw them on and grill up the skin nice and crisp. The idea is to crisp up, your meat is already cooked through. Taste and crispness is all that needs to be accomplished here, don't get too crazy and overcook things. This is going to go quickly, so watch your meat.

    Use a nice basting brush, DON'T cheap out on me here people, and coat your pieces. (nice doesn't mean expensive. look for a good deal!)
    Turn them and coat evenly a couple of times. This sauce is spicy, but not a biting spice, a warm spice. It will really compliment the meat. Get it into all of it.

    After about two times around, finish glazing and then get it onto a warmed plate. Let it rest for about 5-10 minutes and it's time for supper. The cherries and ancho chilies REALLY work well together. The vinegar and tequila bring a little acid into the dish and kick it into gear.

    Literally, there was NOTHING left after dinner. My son didn't want dessert. He ate more duck. This kid is a dessert maniac. He picked the bones clean.






  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    I ADORE roast duck & the fam cannot stand it. I'd like Miss Jayne to adopt me & cook me some duck, except (oh yeah) I think I am older than she is!!!
  3. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Looks wonderful, can I have some? [​IMG] Great photos
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    totally adopted. my kids all cannot wait for the rest of the ducks to be butchered. they are hooked.
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:uh, i would LOVE to share with you, but i cannot because there is NOTHING. not a crumb, a shred. nada. i actually caught our oldest Hannah sucking the juices off of hers! [​IMG]
  6. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Sounds delish!
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    OMG...that sauce sounds AMAZING!!!

    :::Hungrily eyes Welsh Harlequins and a fatt buff mutt standing outside the patio door begging for treats:::
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    run Wellies, ruuuuuuun!
  9. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Okay, so the FIRST duck had an accident, but where did you get the second duck??? Did it have an "accident" too?
  10. blueberrylu

    blueberrylu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] I wondered that myself.

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