How does duck meat taste?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by pringle, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Ive been wanting to try new meats becouse I want to be chef somtime,and now I want to try duck.Ive heard its very fatty,and greasy.I want to know how to cook it so its not all fat a gross.Myabe bbqing it?Or possibly baking it somway.Ide just like a nice recipe that tastes really good.
  2. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    It won't be like chicken. It dark meat, and the flavor will vary with breed, age, and diet. It's generally got more fat / oilier, but there's plenty of advice for cooking your first duck and dealing with this.

    Our family loves it, but for some people, it's an acquired taste. It stands up well to more strongly flavored sides, and a full bodied red wine! We only eat duck by candlelight.

    Wild rice with mushrooms is a good side, and we also like to quarter small potatos add baby carrots and cook them in the pan below the duck, with the duck on a big broiler rack, after some of the fat has been siphoned away. I would strongly recommend getting a sturdy, heavy-duty broiler pan and rack ... trying to use those throw-away foil pans with fatty birds is making a lot of work for yourself.

    Here's a ling with detailed cooking information:

    Do get experienced with duck before you try to tackle a goose. There's much more grease to boil off, and the bird is going to be hot, greasy, slick, heavy, and hard to handle moving it from boiling off fats to the oven ... and I've heard of more than one novice starting an oven fire with their first goose.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Don't know how to cook it but it is all dark meat. I LOVE duck. *drool*.
  4. babettenj

    babettenj In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2009
    are there any chinese restaurants by you that serve peking duck? it's made in a multi-step process that renders the fat and crisps the skin. so good. check out
    i have some photos of the meat and a video of the chef carving the duck
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I dont like it at all.. [​IMG]
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    oh my gosh it is sooo awesome. My kids love it to (but then they like elk heart and bear salami too) LOL. look up copy cat recipe for VIP duck from PF Changs that's my sons favorite. also duck with orange sauce and duck with blackberry sauce . . . THE BEST! Or duck over wild rice with a sour cherry sauce!
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  7. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    Smoked duck is excellent!
    I've also had "Turducken" We orderd it for thanksgiving from New Orlians. I think I can make it now. It's a boned chicken with cajun dry rub stuffed into a boned duck with a pepper dry rub,Stuffed into a boned but whole turkey. The 3 meats cooked together are incredable. Look it up online!
    I wanted to add duck liver with a chocolate sauce is also very good on linguine
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  8. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Quick and easy duck recipe. Cut the breast meat into strips dip them in scrambled egg then coat with seasoned bread crumbs. Pan fry in butter or oil. I like them medium rare.
  9. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Thx for all the recipes guys Ima try em out as soon as I get a duck [​IMG]

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