Category: Duck 101

  • Duck Fat Fries!

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds 1-2 cups duck fat DIRECTIONS Rinse the potato slices in cold water to remove the surface starch. Drain well and pat dry with cotton kitchen towels. Heat ½ inch of duck fat in a wide sauté pan over medium heat until […]

  • Belgian-Style Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Cherry-Beer Reduction and Dried Cherries

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled finely chopped 4(7-to-8-ounce), skin-on, boneless Pekin duck breasts 1 teaspoon Sea salt or kosher salt 1 cup Belgium Cherry Beer 1 cup duck or chicken stock 16 dried cherries […]

  • Braised Duck Legs with Figs Lime and Honey

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 duck legs, trimmed of excess fat Salt 12 large shallots, peeled and left whole, roots trimmed 12 dried figs 2 branches fresh rosemary 4 tablespoons honey 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 cups duck stock DIRECTIONS […]

  • Whole Roast Duck with Spiced Maple Glaze

    Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 1 duck, excess fat removed 1 cup chicken or duck stock ¼ cup maple syrup 1 cup orange juice Zest of 1 orange 1 stick cinnamon 2 cloves 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger ½ a lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prick the duck all over with a fork (this […]

  • Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pie Crust

    Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]