Duck Question: What does it taste like?

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

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Duck is my all time favorite meat. I love the stuff.

    It's a dark meat, as is beef, and is similar in texture to a fine-grained beef. I don't think that the meat is beefy. It's more... um... hrm... ducky. Think of a cross between a nicely-cooked dark poultry meat and beef.

    Duck has a think layer of fat on the breast meat. The French leave it on there when they cook it, but don't eat it. Look for a good, simple recipe for duck so that you can get a feeling for the flavor before you add heavy sauces like BBQ or something else. My favorite is a carmelized onion sauce. A sauce with mushrooms and red wine & cream would also be delicious.

    And yes... duck confit is wonderful!
  2. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Quote:The Blue Swedish/Cayuga crosses we butchered tasted like liver. That's the first thing I said to my husband for the first bite I took and it has been 18 years since I ate liver. It brought back instant memories. I used to hate liver as a kid. I love it now [​IMG] or at least I love the livery tasting duck [​IMG]

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