Roast a duck on the smoker?

Discussion in 'Cooking Forum' started by fatlab, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. fatlab

    fatlab Elite Refuge Member

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    I've got a couple whole canvasbacks in the freezer that I'd like to cook on my traeger. I did a search and didn't find anything on here, anyone have a recipe?
     
  2. geese4u

    geese4u Elite Refuge Member

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    Look up "spatchcocked" chicken, and prepare the ducks the same way. It will make them cook more evenly, and a bit quicker. Season however you choose.
     
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    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    How low does that Traeger go? I prefer a real fire more most stuff but I've been thinking of adding a pellet pooper to the arsenal for various things like smoking peppers and such. My uds is great at holding 225 but a little difficult to keep at low temps in the summer heat.
     
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    rmb79 Elite Refuge Member

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    I pluck a lot of my mallards and have roasted several on my traeger. It is awesome. Here's what I do.
    1. Cut up apple, onion, celery, and garlic and stuff the cavity
    2. Add a little salt and pepper to the bird before cooking
    3. Roast on traeger @325 degrees for 35-40 min. For medium rare (for mallard)

    The skin crisps up really nice and the meat fantastic.

    One of my favorite ways to cook duck

    I have the little tex elite. I can hold from 180 all the way up to 450 and anywhere in between.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014

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