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Wild Duck experiment with pics, edited, pics fixed.


Ok, so I love to duck hunt, but with all honesty, I'm not near as big on eating wild duck. Depending on the species, it can be very "gamey". The only way I really like to eat it the wrapped in bacon, stuffed with jalepeno and cream cheese method.

I've had some decent duck gumbo, but I've never enjoyed it quite as much as I have chicken gumbo. Surely there's a way to do it better.

Here's what I came up with:

First, I deboned some breast meat and brined it overnight, using the 1 cup sugar and salt to one gallon of water ratios:



The first thing I noticed was how much blood the brine seemed to draw out of the meat. Off to a good start.

Next, I rinsed it thoroughly and seasoned with a simple rub of paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne, and black pepper.




Next, I gave the meat a good coating of mayo.



"What? Mayo?" you say. Yep. It's a Texas trick when smoking lean meats like turkey breast. They mayo completely breaks down during cooking but the fat in it protects the meat from drying out.

I then fired up the BGE, using the plate setter for indirect heat, and added some oak wood chips that I had soaked in water for 30 minutes. I wanted to smoke on very low heat, so I got it to 200 and maintained that temp through the cooking process



I smoked for about 2 and a half hours at 200, getting an internal temp of about 180. This is what it looks like:



Results: Tender, delicious, mild flavored and juicy.

The gumbo will be great.



This post was edited on 12/16 at 1:04 pm



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Jackalope
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Your pics don't show up.






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where did you link the pics from?





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Hmm, I can see the pics fine on my end. I even previewed to make sure they would work...





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Sounds good. I use mayo on deer meat like this. I think it helps draw out the gamey flavor too if you let it sit for several hours or even overnight.





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NATide, can you see my pics?





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No pics from my end either.





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Sorry folks. Pics should be working now...





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Sherman Klump
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One thing you'll never find in my kitchen, squeeze mayo…





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Nor Rohan2Reed's kitchen.





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NATidefan
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That looks really good, everything is better on a BGE too.





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That looks amazing





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quote:

One thing you'll never find in my kitchen, squeeze mayo…


I even sprung for the good squeeze mayo.

I'm sure you're right about sandwhich making, but It performed its purpose for my needs here.






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RhodeIslandRed
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I've never liked wild duck, but do like to try new things.

What about farm raised duck meat? Has anyone ever tried it? Does it taste better?

What is the difference in duck meats say a mallard opposed to a pekin?

Thanks.






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So no mayo taste at all?





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None at all. It's completely gone.





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Watched Alton Brown on cooking ducks this morning. I've never done it. He said to let them dry age a day. Then butterfly them, removing the spine. Then cook in oven with a drip pan for fat. 350 for half an hour. Flip for another half hour. Then remove fat from drip pan because it will smoke at the next step... turn oven up to 450 and pop it in to crisp skin for 20 minutes.





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quote:

I use mayo on deer meat like this. I think it helps draw out the gamey flavor too


never knew of this






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