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Offline car54

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« on: March 13, 2005, 01:37:28 PM »
Does any one have experience or suggestions for cold smoking a duck?What brine recipe would you use?

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Offline Chez Bubba

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Re: duck
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005, 08:26:52 PM »

I've never brined but had great luck with cold smoking duck breasts for about 3 hours, then traditionally pan frying.

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Re: duck
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2005, 11:15:30 PM »
I did a whole duck a while back . I did not brine it, but marinade it. The marinade was okay, but would have been better if I used orange juice instead of the red wine. The skin came out very leathery. I would do what Kirk is suggesting - Cold smoke, the pan fry or roast. In the same thread mentioned above follow the link that Kirk provides, it describes how he prepared his duck breasts.

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Re: duck
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 04:48:44 PM »
I hot smoked three ducks a while back and had the opportunity to compare side-by-side ducks that were brined and then air dried versus one that was not.  I found that I could not tell the difference between them, so I would suggest that brining duck is probably not really worthwhile from a moisture/texture standpoint, so unless you are really trying to infuse some strong flavors into the meat I wouldn't bother.

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Re: duck
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2005, 06:20:05 PM »

Then there wild ones or store bought?


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Re: duck
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2005, 02:42:10 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Then there wild ones or store bought?
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"> Ok Mallard Wacker, you've spent way too much time in Arkansas, you're starting to scare us.[:D]