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Duck Two Ways

BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
edited 11:43PM in EggHead Forum
Actually it is duck 2 1/2 ways if you count cooking potatos in the duck fat. YUM :laugh:

This was a fun cook and it turned out fantastic. I bought a whole duck and cut the leg/thigh pieces and breast halves off and set them aside.

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I started by roasting the rest of the parts as a start to make some duck stock.

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While the duck was roasting, I cut up some veggies to add flavor to the stock. I added a yellow onion, with the skin on, because that adds color to the stock.

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The second step on the stock was to saute some onion, shallot, carrot and celery.

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Then I added a cup of port wine, a habanaro pepper and a bay leaf and let the port reduce down until it was almost dry.

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Then I added a cup of the fresh duck stock and a handful of dried cranberries and let it simmer for another 45 minutes.

From there, I strained the sauce, reduced it a little more and added a stick of butter.

Meanwhile, the leg thigh combos had been cooking, with the Guru in control, for about 3 hours at 240, with some pecan for flavor.

When they were almost fall off the bone tender, I put the breasts on for 30 minutes to get warm through and some smoke flavor. Then I brought the breasts in and seared them in a hot skillet.

I boiled some red potatoes, let them cool, gently crushed them down like a hockey puck and fried them in the duck fat that I got when I roasted the duck. I topped them with sour cream, sliced the duck breast, added the sauce and dinner was served.

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I have a bunch of duck stock that I am going to freeze, so I can just buy the leg/thigh combos and breast pieces, next time.

Comments

  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Now that looks mighty fine!
  • Bob,

    You are killing me with all this duck here! Really nice again.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • That's some fine looking Duck there Bob

    Ross
  • AFLAC! :laugh:

    Seriously, nice looking cook and great photos!
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    That is some great looking Duck!! Great pics

    GOOD EATS AND GOOD FRIENDS

    DALE
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Thanks for the comments folks. That AFLAC duck would probably be good on the Egg!
  • Your plated dish looks so good. Nice job on the duck.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Bob,

    Hands down the finest looking duck I've ever seen. ;) Excluding the ones within range when I have my guage. :P
  • Nice duck cook :) ......and of course, cooking the potatoes in duck fat counts! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • My freezer is still full from this past season...gonna have to try that, looks amazing!!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Bob, Man that looks incredible!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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