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Old 01-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Duck, itís good!!!

Wow, tried my hand at some duck meat, family and I loved it!!! Mallards, is the ones I used. Cleaned and then soaked in milk for a couple days. I then rinsed and cleaned them, sliced up to nugget size then marinaded for a hour. The marinade was just thrown together, slash of everything that follows. A1, bbq sauce, siracha, soy, teriyaki and worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce was the base, then a splash of everything. After a hour of soaking, I stuffed with jalapeŮo, pepper jack cheese and wrapped in bacon!!! Five minutes a side on the hot side of the grill then power offed two burners, with two burners still going I let them bake for 20 minutes. We devoured them!!
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sounds good.
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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I like them in a gumbo also !
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:54 PM   #4
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With that preparation anything would taste good. Lol.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:15 PM   #5
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I like them in a gumbo also !
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yours sound good too.
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:18 PM   #6
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brine the breasts with fat on em and sear them in hot skillet with garlic and butter finish with jalapeno jelly.

BAM! That ish is bangin'
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:43 PM   #7
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Wow, tried my hand at some duck meat, family and I loved it!!! Mallards, is the ones I used. Cleaned and then soaked in milk for a couple days. I then rinsed and cleaned them, sliced up to nugget size then marinaded for a hour. The marinade was just thrown together, slash of everything that follows. A1, bbq sauce, siracha, soy, teriyaki and worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce was the base, then a splash of everything. After a hour of soaking, I stuffed with jalapeŮo, pepper jack cheese and wrapped in bacon!!! Five minutes a side on the hot side of the grill then power offed two burners, with two burners still going I let them bake for 20 minutes. We devoured them!!
LOL. So what you're saying is...you did everything in your power NOT to taste duck.

Try a recipe under this link: https://honest-food.net/wild-game/duck-goose-recipes/

Any one of those will tell you what duck actually tastes likes.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:16 AM   #8
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Yes!!! Pretty much, after hearing so much from duck hunters that donít eat them. !!! I donít like to waste food, rather eat it, but I use this same recipe for some steaks and other stuff too, so not just used to make duck like something else. Lol!!! This was so good why would I try something else to make sure I know what duck taste like?




QUOTE=sir shovelhands;13928673]LOL. So what you're saying is...you did everything in your power NOT to taste duck.

Try a recipe under this link: https://honest-food.net/wild-game/duck-goose-recipes/

Any one of those will tell you what duck actually tastes likes.[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:17 PM   #9
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Yes!!! Pretty much, after hearing so much from duck hunters that donít eat them. !!! I donít like to waste food, rather eat it, but I use this same recipe for some steaks and other stuff too, so not just used to make duck like something else. Lol!!! This was so good why would I try something else to make sure I know what duck taste like?




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LOL. So what you're saying is...you did everything in your power NOT to taste duck.

Try a recipe under this link: https://honest-food.net/wild-game/duck-goose-recipes/

Any one of those will tell you what duck actually tastes likes.
While some don't have a taste for duck regardless of preparation, many (myself included) think it some of the tastiest fowl there is. I'd take it over chicken or turkey any day. I only recommend you give it a chance, but you're free to do as you like. What have you got to lose?
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:56 AM   #10
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Sounds like you covered the duck flavor with anything and everything possible.

Seriously, the best way to cook a duck breast only needs 2 ingredients. Salt and butter. Salt the breast pieces and let them come to room temp. Melt butter in a hot cast iron skillet and sear each side so that they are no more than medium rare.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #11
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Sounds like you covered the duck flavor with anything and everything possible.

Seriously, the best way to cook a duck breast only needs 2 ingredients. Salt and butter. Salt the breast pieces and let them come to room temp. Melt butter in a hot cast iron skillet and sear each side so that they are no more than medium rare.
yep, anything more than med. rare is going to bring out the nasty taste from it.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:15 AM   #12
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Fried wood duck is on of my favorites.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:27 AM   #13
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Sounds like you covered the duck flavor with anything and everything possible.

Seriously, the best way to cook a duck breast only needs 2 ingredients. Salt and butter. Salt the breast pieces and let them come to room temp. Melt butter in a hot cast iron skillet and sear each side so that they are no more than medium rare.
Yepper - I will let them bleed out in fresh water for 24-48 hours, then salt, pepper and garlic. Get the Weber kettle up to 600 degrees, one minute on each side, BOOM a tiny medium rare steak. I Love Duck!
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #14
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Yep they are good! I can't hardly get them into anything else because my kids like to make fresh battered duck nuggets for breakfast as soon as i clean them, or thrown in the skillet wrapped in bacon.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:57 PM   #15
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Oh, and keep the duck hearts. They make a good appetizer. And check the livers to see if they're good to eat.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:22 PM   #16
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Key was you used Mallards, try that with spoonies, redheads, or bluebills and get back with me
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:30 PM   #17
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:37 PM   #18
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thought duck was horrible for a long time, was blown away when a buddy cooked it medium rareish with nothing but salt and fresh ground pepper in a skillet as you would a steak. It was delicious!! Was cooking it wrong, duck is not meant to be cooked well done
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:59 PM   #19
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I can’t bad mouth you for doing this since I have done something similar. And you can wrap a stick in bacon and it would be delicious.

Me and my buddy shot some mallards on our lease one morning and when we got back to camp he said we were gonna have some fresh duck off the the grill for dinner that night. Well, he marinated them in Italian dressing for a few hours and put them on the grill. They smelt and looked awesome. When we sat down to eat and I took the first bite out of them, he said “whatcha think?”. I responded that the tasted just like the muddy water we shot them landing in.

About 2hrs later I marinated some grey ducks from the marsh in water for 2 days then put them in milk for 2hrs before I soaked them in some McCormicks marinade. I pan seared some potatoes and put the duck, potatoes and onions on kabobs and put them on the grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. They were so good, my extremely picky family devoured them.

At the end of the day...duck is an acquired taste...kinda like beer
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:40 AM   #20
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Think I'll keep killin' em and donating them to the homeless. Anything can be made edible with all that prep and spices. Have you tried bacon wrapped dog turds.....? they say their good.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:48 AM   #21
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I love eating ducks, I chicken fry the hell out of them with gravy and mashed potatoes.

The crap ducks (ring necks, redheads, etc) have a slight liver taste, but I like liver so it works out.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:53 AM   #22
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I love ducks. Any duck hunters in houston that wanna drop theirs off with me to lighten their burden, I'll gladly help them out... lol
I like brining them, then roasted or stuffed. I want to smoke one sometime.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:14 AM   #23
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beer can duck with a mallard or gadwall is amazing. Also deep fried like a turkey.


Ring-necks and blue bills become jalapeno poppers.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:02 PM   #24
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Think I'll keep killin' em and donating them to the homeless. Anything can be made edible with all that prep and spices. Have you tried bacon wrapped dog turds.....? they say their good.
So your donating them and then making fun of me for eating them? Your quite the hypocrite arenít you!!
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:27 AM   #25
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So your donating them and then making fun of me for eating them? Your quite the hypocrite arenít you!!
Not making fun of you for eating them, just saying anything you have to "doctor" up that much to make it edible says a lot about the taste of the original item. Donate them to keep from wasting them. I know different people have different taste and like different things. Sorry if I offended you, unbunch your panties, please.

Am I hypocritical if I like to hunt them but not eat them ?
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:49 AM   #26
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https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...ce-2042513.amp

This is another great way to try them. Definitely one of my favorites. Teal, mallard, and wood ducks are the three I have tried like this.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:00 AM   #27
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Key was you used Mallards, try that with spoonies, redheads, or bluebills and get back with me
Got to agree Mallards /Wood Ducks/and other Grain Field ducks outstanding...But those Bay/saltwater mudhole ducks taste like Oyster Mud..
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:10 PM   #28
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Not making fun of you for eating them, just saying anything you have to "doctor" up that much to make it edible says a lot about the taste of the original item. Donate them to keep from wasting them. I know different people have different taste and like different things. Sorry if I offended you, unbunch your panties, please.

Am I hypocritical if I like to hunt them but not eat them ?
Oh man, please stop, are you trying to make me spit coffe out my nose again!!! Good luck sir.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:39 PM   #29
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Not making fun of you for eating them, just saying anything you have to "doctor" up that much to make it edible says a lot about the taste of the original item. Donate them to keep from wasting them. I know different people have different taste and like different things. Sorry if I offended you, unbunch your panties, please.

Am I hypocritical if I like to hunt them but not eat them ?
If I pretend to be homeless can I have your ducks?
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:21 PM   #30
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Smoked Wood duck. You can wrap the legs in bacon or foil to keep from drying them out. Bacon taste better than foil so that’s what I usually use.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:34 PM   #31
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I cooked duck for the first time last week. left the skin on the breasts, salt, pepper, browned in butter and finished in the oven. My son and I really liked it.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:27 PM   #32
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Try dry aging your puddle ducks in the fridge for 7-10 days. Salt pepper in a hot skillet cooked rare. Score the skin and it will help render some fat out.




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Old 01-24-2019, 08:22 PM   #33
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I’ll have to try that Recipe.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:57 PM   #34
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i have tried this recipe, still it is amazing
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:28 PM   #35
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Try dry aging your puddle ducks in the fridge for 7-10 days. Salt pepper in a hot skillet cooked rare. Score the skin and it will help render some fat out.




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This dude gets it. Is that a fig in the lower portion of the photo?
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Old 03-02-2019, 03:29 PM   #36
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This dude gets it. Is that a fig in the lower portion of the photo?


No, itís the heart. Fig would go good with this. I made a apple,sage and cherry chutney thatís on bottom left.

I tell everyone who says they donít like duck ďyou donít know how to cook it!Ē


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Old 03-02-2019, 04:09 PM   #37
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Wow, tried my hand at some duck meat, family and I loved it!!! Mallards, is the ones I used. Cleaned and then soaked in milk for a couple days. I then rinsed and cleaned them, sliced up to nugget size then marinaded for a hour. The marinade was just thrown together, slash of everything that follows. A1, bbq sauce, siracha, soy, teriyaki and worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce was the base, then a splash of everything. After a hour of soaking, I stuffed with jalapeŮo, pepper jack cheese and wrapped in bacon!!! Five minutes a side on the hot side of the grill then power offed two burners, with two burners still going I let them bake for 20 minutes. We devoured them!!
**** bro I bet there was no duck taste after all that prep work.
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:20 PM   #38
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Puddle ducks I let sit in water/brine right after breasting to pull most of the blood out. Salt/pepper or steak seasoning then seared to medium rare in a little butter. Wrapping teal breasts in bacon like doves is good too. Most people overcook them to where they get tough and gamey tasting. All the divers go in gumbo, haven't figured out how to make them taste good
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