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Offline Manx Kipper

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Duck Breast
« on: June 03, 2004, 01:15:15 pm »
Does anyone know where I can get a recipie for smoked duck breast. I have in mind cold smoked, then finely sliced, to put in a salad. Any ideas?

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 05:18:08 pm »
Sorry, I have no experience here.[:(]
If you have in mind to cold smoke the breast, I strongly recommend that you cure it first.  Trying searching the net for brine recipes and take it from there.  I have no idea what the shipping would be like, but I know that Hi Mountain produces a "poultry and game bird" pre-mix brine that I have been itching to try.[8D]

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2004, 08:54:58 pm »
Manx,
I have had excellent success with turkey breasts. In fact I have 2 in the brine as we speak. I would imagine Duck breast would work the same way, just not take as long to reach internal temp. The method I used makes the meat excellent for on a salad, hot with mash potatos,or sliced thin for a sandwhich. Here's the link. Hope this helps.
http://www.bradleysmoker.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=133

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2004, 10:07:50 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"> <b>...I have in mind cold smoked,</b> then finely sliced, to put in a salad. Any ideas?
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Ummm if you cold smoke it are you then going to bake it? Cold smoking is not cooking at all. If I was to cold smoke it for favor only I would not go more than two hours (6 pucks worth.) Then wrap in plastic to allow the flavor to go through-out, and then place in the freezer to get it cold as quickly as possible. Next I would place in in the frig. for a couple of days before I cook it.

Cold smoking of fowl IMO is somewhat scarey. The unit will create a little heat with just the smoke generator. Now if you live in the upper part of Canada then this heat would not be a problem. You live where I do and it is a big problem.

When I cold smoke pork steaks for the grill I only do it for one hour. Chill for a couple of days and then grill them.

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2004, 03:15:02 am »
Manx, click here:

http://www.bradleysmoker.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=134

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 02:34:40 pm »
Thanks for that everybody.
The one's I have seen are cured, like hams, then cold smoked. I have had them in restaurants, but want to try them at home.

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2004, 09:10:30 pm »
M K,

This may be a bit late but this one sounds great.  I appreciate it it if you ever find something that really works.

<font color="blue">Smoked Duck Breast

7 ea. 16 - 20 ounce duck breasts, skin on

Brine
1 cup Morton's Tenderquick
1-¼ c. brown sugar
1 gal. water
Mix first 3 ingredients and chill. Pour brine over duck breasts and refrigerate for 24 hours. Rinse breasts in cold water for 30 minutes. Pat dry. Place on racks in cooler overnight. Place in <s><font color="red">[}:)]Cookshack[}:)]</font id="red"></s> smoker.

Load smoker's wood box with apple wood. Smoke-cook at 160 degrees F for 3 hours 15 minutes. Remove from smoker and chill. Remove skin; make thin cuts on the bias. Place on sweet potato biscuit with jezebel sauce.

Jezebel Sauce
½ c. prepared horseradish
1 c. pineapple preserves
1 c. apple jelly
1 t. dry mustard
Drain horseradish well by pressing between layers of paper towels. Combine with remaining ingredients, mixing well. Cover and refrigerate. Serve over cream cheese with crackers. Also goes will with pork roast and pork tenderloin.</font id="blue">


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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2004, 09:25:30 pm »
Did you say Cookshack Smoker?Shame on you-Baaad Duck man.LOL[:p][:p][:D][:D]

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2004, 09:44:45 pm »
Jeff,

You found me out.  No need to worry, I have not joined the communist site.  Thank god I don't have to "weigh my wood".

Just a side note, I ussually try and strip referances to any items like that in anything I post.  That accidently slipped by.

I humbly ask the forum gods to forgive this slip of the Q.

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2004, 10:03:22 pm »
Hmmmmmmmmm....1 duck breast for me; 1 for Chez; 1 for Chef; 1 for Olds...I think MW can work this out with a Bradley; Foodsaver and 1st class postage!!!  (If forgiveness is what he wants!)[}:)]

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2004, 02:34:40 am »
Bless him who asks forgiveness and shares the the Duck.LOL[:D][:D]

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Re: Duck Breast
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2004, 04:48:53 am »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by MallardWacker</i>
<br />Thank god I don't have to "weigh my wood".<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">Ummm, Errr, uhhh, what?[:D][:D]

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