Roast Duck

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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    My wife has never eaten wild duck. I have three fresh wood ducks that I'm going to cook Friday for her. I'm going to make it a fancy dinner so I need some fancy recipes.

    Y'all got any good ones?
     
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  2. BirdJ

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    widg, not sure what a Wood Duck taste like since I have never shot one.:( Every Christmas I treat myself and buy a duck from Maple Leaf Farms from the grocery store. Love the Orange Sauce they have in the packets that comes with the duck but they won't sell the packets separately:mad: since I wanted to try that on my geese. Ya I can make my own but theirs are really good!!! Go to their website and they have great recipes for duck and for orange sauce. Bon appe'tit
     
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    wanapasaki Senior Refuge Member

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    You can always just put some grillmate applewood seasoning and sear the ducks skin on/ under hot coals? Medium rare. That's the only thing I do with my ducks, as I can't imagine it gets much better. Serve with yellow rice, asparagus, and some fancy salad :l
     
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    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

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    Soak 'em in water till the water is clear when you change it.
    Slice in strips. Cook until rare with browned onions, water chesnuts,whatever. Then make:

    1. Egg rolls or
    2. Spring rolls

    Plenty of dipping sauce

    Dassit :)
     
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    Luigi Daniele Elite Refuge Member

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    What did you end up doing with them? :)
     
  6. BirdJ

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    Was just going to ask widgeon the same thing!
     
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    I rubbed one down with oil and dusted it lightly with cajun seasoning, then put it on the smoker. It was actually the best, and easiest!

    The other two I stuffed and roasted, using about two hundred dollars worth of ingredients. They were great too and my wife loved all of it!

    The next day I used the legs and scraps and made duck tacos using those little street taco corn tortillas. The duck really stands up well to the salsa, onions, and cilantra.

    Going back this weekend for the end of the season. Still covered up in wood ducks!

    The day we shot our spot the first time, I missed the first twelve shots. I was shooting my twenty ga double .Obviously an ammunition problem, I loaded two three inch #6 heavishot. Th next duck I shot at of course was about 20 yds and I centered it. Looked like a feather pillow exploded!
    When I cleaned it, I stopped counting at 25 pellet holes in the breast! I thought it was wasted, but I filleted the breast out and through it on the wood fire grill that night with some venison steaks. They were delicious! Better than the ones I slaved over roasting.
     
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  8. wanapasaki

    wanapasaki Senior Refuge Member

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    Good on you Widgeon. I think I would have lost my patience after the first 12 missesand thrown my gun in the water :l
     
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    gnpnast Senior Refuge Member

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    My Grandmother cooked my ducks. She just plain roasted them in the oven. Have never been able to duplicate .
     
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    Soak 'em in apple juice- not cider for 12-18 hours, stuff cavity w/apples then smoke them. I seen that on a cajun cooking show a hundred years ago, but he used mallards. Sure did look good! :yes
     
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