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Old 12-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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ISO suggestions on how to cook my duck! (tonight)

I know this is short notice but I've got stuff to do before I get around to cooking dinner so perhaps somebody will give me some suggestions, and maybe I'll see 'em in time to benefit. Or if not there's always another day and another duck.

I got two leg & thigh (attached) frozen at one of my Asian foodmongers 99 Ranch. They've been sitting in the freezer for a few weeks and I pulled 'em out a couple days ago, and they are dinner tonight.

I'm not quite sure which way to cook 'em. If I had the time to go get the ingredients I'd cook a Thai curry, that's my best duck recipe to date. I've got everything for that except the fresh ingredients, but the fresh ingredients are what makes all the difference between an average curry and a knocks you out curry!

For cooking methods I've assumed I'll roast them in the oven, but I've got a cast iron grill pan and a gas barbecue to use too.

As far as ingredients I've got all the usual suspects that last indefinitely in the fridge plus ordinary produce like onions, potatoes, lemons, limes, jalapenos, even fresh tumeric (that would go good in a curry!--that's why I got it), mushrooms, even bacon (although technically that's not produce).

I have more sauces than you can shake a stick at! (That's a lie, you could probably shake a stick at an infinite quantity of sauces, it's just an expression). I've got Hosing sauce, Teriyaki sauce, Asian fish sauce, we'd be here all night if I named every sauce I got.

So what do you think? If I don't have any suggestions when the hammer drops I'll probably just pop them in the oven maybe preheat 450 F then reduce to 350 when I stick 'em in, roast to the usual poultry doneness. I might do a bit of a Psycho bit and stab them with a fork several times to provide a channel for the bl... er, I mean fat to run out. I'll put 'em on a rack over a pan so they don't simmer in their own fat.

So how should I prepare this? Remember there's always more ducks at 99 Ranch.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Well there's good news and bad news.

Bad news: my work session lasted longer than expected and there's no time to cook a duck before my stomach times out. The solution: take out.

Good news: I'm having duck tomorrow night so please keep those suggestions coming in folks!

There's no need to post a recipe. Just point me to some interesting duck dishes you've had, with more or less my ingredients, and now I've got time to make a supermarket run and get any ingredients I don't have on hand.

Duck dish suggestions?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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I guess I'll have to go it alone. My duck leg/thighs are roasting in the oven and I have no plan. I have Hosing sauce here somewhere so I guess I'll serve it with that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Sorry Greg, I have never cooked duck before

How did it work out?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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Sorry I am late.
I did a post called Roast Duck by Pellet Grill here.
Roast Duck by Pellet Grill

Duck look like this.


Biggest concern I learned in my years the Far East was to get rid of the fat in a duck. Score the breast, pour boiling water over the duck to get the fat flowing,
pat dry, season and roast.

Good luck and hope this helps.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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I reckon I am late as well.
I posted an experience with duck when I first joined D.C.
Duck at Rendezvous
It turned out good....t'weren't none left, 'course, it ain't what you would call traditional duck cooking. But it sure was good!
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microwave on high. pour off fat as needed. (big smile)
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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I can't help you with a duck, but I can tell you how my goose was cooked, many times over.
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I can't help you with a duck, but I can tell you how my goose was cooked, many times over.
Probably had something to do with relationships of he opposite gender is my guess.
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Sorry Greg, I have never cooked duck before

How did it work out?
Nah, not that good. I discovered that if you have dug legs&thighs that the best way to cook them is to braise them. Roasting is for whole ducks.

It was edible. I had the right temperature on my probe. But it was tough, not "fall off the tonue" soft and juicy.
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ISO suggestions on how to cook my duck! (tonight) I know this is short notice but I've got stuff to do before I get around to cooking dinner so perhaps somebody will give me some suggestions, and maybe I'll see 'em in time to benefit. Or if not there's always another day and another duck. :smile: I got two leg & thigh (attached) frozen at one of my Asian foodmongers 99 Ranch. They've been sitting in the freezer for a few weeks and I pulled 'em out a couple days ago, and they are dinner tonight. I'm not quite sure which way to cook 'em. If I had the time to go get the ingredients I'd cook a Thai curry, that's my best duck recipe to date. I've got everything for that except the fresh ingredients, but the fresh ingredients are what makes all the difference between an average curry and a knocks you out curry! For cooking methods I've assumed I'll roast them in the oven, but I've got a cast iron grill pan and a gas barbecue to use too. As far as ingredients I've got all the usual suspects that last indefinitely in the fridge plus ordinary produce like onions, potatoes, lemons, limes, jalapenos, even fresh tumeric (that would go good in a curry!--that's why I got it), mushrooms, even bacon (although technically that's not produce). :wink: I have more sauces than you can shake a stick at! (That's a lie, you could probably shake a stick at an infinite quantity of sauces, it's just an expression). I've got Hosing sauce, Teriyaki sauce, Asian fish sauce, we'd be here all night if I named every sauce I got. So what do you think? If I don't have any suggestions when the hammer drops I'll probably just pop them in the oven maybe preheat 450 F then reduce to 350 when I stick 'em in, roast to the usual poultry doneness. I might do a bit of a [I]Psycho[/I] bit and stab them with a fork several times to provide a channel for the bl... er, I mean fat to run out. :wink: I'll put 'em on a rack over a pan so they don't simmer in their own fat. So how should I prepare this? Remember there's always more ducks at 99 Ranch. :smile: 3 stars 1 reviews
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