Cooked my first this morning!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dichotomymom, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut two breasts up into bite size chunks, made an orange glaze and baked it and served it with toothpicks as an appetizer. I was very pleased with it and can't wait to roast a whole one next year. My kids didn't even mind that they were former "pets", it tasted so good....
     
  2. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck is delicious. This is a pekin duck breast that I ate for lunch the other day. I also fry the potatoes in the rendered duck fat, as well as the stir fried vegetables. The meat tastes like filet mignon.

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    edited for spelling: pekin, not pelin.
     
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  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks heavenly!
     
  4. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight I'm having duck sausage made from giblets, mashed rutabaga with butter, and green beans.

    This 16 week old muscovy drake ended up as my neighbor's Christmas dinner. Weight was 8.17 lbs dressed.

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    Aren't ducks tasty? It's good to see someone else raising them for meat. Any pictures?
     
  5. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smoked duck ROCKS!!!
     
  6. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I will definitely take some! Our pekins were so much more worth the work compared to processing and eating our dual purpose. I wasn't going to eat the ducks but now that I know how good they are, I'll be buying some along with broilers next spring.....
     
  7. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You are sooooo right!!! I need to get me a smoker.
     
  8. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you skin or pluck? A local processor here wants $2 for a chicken, and $6 for a duck. Now you know why.
     
  9. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are ducks really that hard to pluck? I always hand pluck the geese, and other than the down sticking to my hands and making me feel as though I've been tarred and feathered I find it no harder than a broiler chicken.

    I do get a good scald, though. We had goose for christmas. Mmmm. Hooray for delicious waterfowl!
     
  10. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I pluck and wax, which adds to the cost and complexity of the process. Never plucked a goose so I have nothing to compare. Any pictures?
     

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