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I just had the most delicious roasted fillet of duck breast ever. I was experimenting with making really juicy duck. I cooked a single frozen rock solid duck breast skin side up in a pyrex bread pan with one cup of water on 300 deg for 2 hours with not a single lick of seasoning, basting every 30min. Then I took about 2/3rd of the juice, and used it to make rice with peas, a clove of garlic, 2 whole cloves, and two spoonfuls of lingonberry jam. Then I returned the duck to the oven but at 275 deg for an hour.

The result was nothing short of amazing. The duck was soooo juicy and tender, the skin was nice a brown and very crispy. Just a few shakes of salt and pepper, maybe a dolop of lingonberry jam. The rice was an awesome compliment, very ducky .

Shami was litterally trying to claw the oven open the entire time and would not stop smacking his lips and drooling. I came down after was done eating and found he had licked the plate spotlessly clean

Anyone else have any juicy duck secrets? I gotta quit eating this bird so much, it's gonna gimme a heart attack one of these days.
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sorry, no tips here/ that's crazy that you can just buy duck in your store Around here, if you want it, you hunt it (which i don't, no worries)
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I adore duck. I have never cooked it. I will probably have to now.
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I love duck. The problem is that it tends to be greasy.

What I do is to poke a bunch of holes into the fat layer (not deep enough to get to the meat) and then boil it in a large pot of water for about 20 minutes. Make sure the duck is submerged.

Remove from the water. Dry well with paper towels. Dress and season as usual and then roast it breast side down on a rack inside a roasting pan, at 325 degrees until the thickest part of the thigh is 165°F (75°C).

Remove and let stand for 15 minutes to let the juices settle before cutting.
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
sorry, no tips here/ that's crazy that you can just buy duck in your store Around here, if you want it, you hunt it (which i don't, no worries)


Leave it to you
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
Leave it to you
i live in the south, what can i say
post #7 of 13
Aw, poor little duck...I can't bring myself to eat cute animals I once had a pet duck from when he was a baby...then my grandparents ate him for Christmas dinner , so I can't eat duck...Chicken is okay though
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I've never had duck
post #9 of 13
I had duck last night too! I love it, it is one of my favourite meats and very cheap here. I cook it much like you did, though I usually use orange juice instead of water and sprinkle some orange zest over the skin. Then if there is any grease at the end (which there isn't usually with a fillet or even a leg but I sometimes roast a whole duck), I pour off the worst of it (save it for wonderful roast potatoes!), add a little cornflour to the pan which turns it all into a great gravy.
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I had duck last night too! I love it, it is one of my favourite meats and very cheap here. I cook it much like you did, though I usually use orange juice instead of water and sprinkle some orange zest over the skin. Then if there is any grease at the end (which there isn't usually with a fillet or even a leg but I sometimes roast a whole duck), I pour off the worst of it (save it for wonderful roast potatoes!), add a little cornflour to the pan which turns it all into a great gravy.


It sounds good Jenny I have never had it, I am so pickey about meat I am not much to try new stuff, I'd have myself convinced I didn't like it before I ever tasted it ..I have never had Lamb either
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Aw, poor little duck...I can't bring myself to eat cute animals I once had a pet duck from when he was a baby...then my grandparents ate him for Christmas dinner , so I can't eat duck...Chicken is okay though
We had 3 ducks on our farm when I was little "Spuggles, Quackers, and Daisy Mae" ....we didn't eat them though

My grandparents did however raise meat rabbits and they for years killed them and feed them to us claiming it was chicken That is until the day my sister kimmy and i walked outside to see our Paw Paw, only to see him chop off our favorite bunnies head We ran back into the house screaming at the tops of our lungs to tell our mom and nanny what we had seen him to to that poor rabbit. They then explained to us that we hadn't been eating chicken all that time, but instead rabbit! The nerve!!! We wouldn't leave their house that day without rescuing a bunny....so Muffin came home to live with us that day We never forgave our grandad for what he did I swear it scared us for life / I have a blue holland lop rabbit now, Sophie, and the last time my nanny was over at my house, she said "she'd make a nice dinner".....to which I replied by escorting her out of my room and telling her that Sophie was a pet, not dinner!
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I have never had Lamb either
Oh wow- Lamb is sooooooooooooooo good!!! You have to go to a Greek resturant near you and have greek lamb it's soooooooo deliscious!
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Oh wow- Lamb is sooooooooooooooo good!!! You have to go to a Greek resturant near you and have greek lamb it's soooooooo deliscious!
Oh, yes, the Greeks certainly know what to do with lamb!
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