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Old 11-23-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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I'm knocking off at work tomorrow at noon. I have to be at the house to meet an energy audit guy. I installed an new boiler/hot water tank system. The state has an energy conservation program this year and I should get an $8,500 rebate from the state after the auditor checks me off. So I'm thinking home at noon, I want smoked duck for Thanksgiving eve dinner. These are domestic ducks, not wild ducks. We have to skin wild ducks because our season is in September and early October and they are full of pin feathers making skinning, not plucking the way to go. I bought couple 4.5 pound frozen domestic ducks.

I realize that I am going to totally jinx this cook by posting the before shots prior to taking the finished shots but here they are. I'll probably have a huge duck fat fire as a result but here are the ducks currently residing in the frig. They came with the plastic pop out thingies. More shots tomorrow.
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: smoked duck

Griff after smoking reserve the carcases and make a stock out of it....then if there is any duck left over...a smoked duck and sausage gumbo would be the way to go. Good luck and watch for that flash fire....we want pics one way or another so don't have to much Gin before the pics.
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I'm interested in how you do, I've always wanted to try it. Good luck!
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Re: smoked duck

Those look huge Griff, how much do they weigh?
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:47 AM   #5
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Re: smoked duck

Looks good Griff. I saw somebody cooking tame ducks on TV one time. Seems like they cut little slits in the breastes so to let some of the grease drain out. Them things tend to be fat fat I think.

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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Griff, keep the video camera ready just in case you get that flash fire! I wouldn't want to miss that!
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Those look huge Griff, how much do they weigh?
4.5 pounds each.
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Re: smoked duck

Looking forward to more details on the cook. I've never done a duck before and would like to try it for Christmas dinner.
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Re: smoked duck

I looked up Emeril's recipe for duck and he seems to poke holes in the skin with a fork as opposed to cutting slits in it.

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-h ... -duck.html

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I looked up Emeril's recipe for duck and he seems to poke holes in the skin with a fork as opposed to cutting slits in it.

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-h ... -duck.html

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My recipe says the same thing about poking holes in the skin with a fork. A lot of the recipes go with a basting sauce, usually something with OJ in it. But I think I'm going with just salt and pepper.
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