Duck Question: What does it taste like?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Lothiriel, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Hi all,
    We are thinking about getting muscovy ducks sometime. But my mom was wondering what it tastes like and if it is tough before she'll say yes or no. So if any of you eat duck could you let me know?

    Thanks! (In advance [​IMG])
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    It tastes like steak. It's only tough if you cook it that way. At least when I cooked it it wasn't tough. I actually liked it better then our meat chickens [​IMG] We didn't pluck, just skinned.
  3. jaku

    jaku Songster

    I've only had wild duck, which tastes exactly like liver. I'd like to raise some meat ducks, and that's what's holding me back.
  4. Bil

    Bil Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    One of the best meals I have ever had was Duck con Fit. LOVED IT!!! It was a fairly sweet meat.

  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Quote:I agree 100%, we haven't found a way to cook it yet that isn't great! It's real good in a stir fry.

    Steve in NC
  6. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Yup, steak! We actually cooked ours in the crockpot with barbeque sauce, and we had a lot of people who wouldnot be convinced it wasnt beef!

    Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think muscovy is a lot leaner then mallard type ducks.
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Thank you all. This is just what I was looking for. [​IMG]
    I also found another thread last night about muscovy meat - it was saying that muscovy tastes like lean beef. (In my opinion, (don't know about my mom) I think getting some muscovies would be great... we like beef, but it's pretty expensive.)

    Hopefully ([​IMG]) Mom will say we can. I'm keeping my fingers crossed..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  8. jaku

    jaku Songster

    How about the liver-y taste? Do you still get that with farm raised birds?
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I never really thought it tasted like beef....but then I am freaky sensitive to subtle taste differences. To me it doesn't taste like any other meat. Duck is probably my favorite meat. I certainly haven't noticed a liver like taste or I wouldn't like it at all. It is YUMMY!!!!!
  10. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Quote:Maybe I should get a few ducks- if I just do a couple, could I just throw them in the tractor with my Cornish X's?

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