Wild duck recipes

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by fisher215, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Hey all, looking for some help with wild duck recipes.  I recently picked up duck hunting (about 6 years ago) and immediately got hooked!  Problem is, and I hate to say it but I have to be honest... I don't care much for wild duck.  With that said I am a very firm believer in if you kill it you eat it.  I have found one recipe in the last few years that my daughter and I both like a lot but my wife doesn't care for.  Looking to expand different recipes so its not always the same thing every time we make duck.  Right now I primarily marinade and grill it, would love any advice anyone would have for smoking wild duck OR even dutch oven recipes as I am looking to get into dutch oven cooking this spring.  Thanks all, your advice is greatly appreciated!!
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Fisher,

    I'll be keeping any eye on this thread, I too need a wild duck recipe.  I think a low and slow smoke might tame the wild, but I'm not sure.  I hope others out there can help.

  3. eh1bbq

    eh1bbq Fire Starter

    Curing duck and smoking it pastrami style is incredible. Heck, even brining and cooking it medium rare is incredible. The brine and/or cure takes most of the "gameyness" out of the meat. Marinating helps, but doesn't get deep enough into the meat like a brine. I'd start with a brine and grill first, then venture into pastrami style with a cure if you're up for it.
  4. Thanks for the reply.  I'll try a brine this weekend.
  5. papichulo

    papichulo Newbie

    Got a few mallards last week.  Been wanting to smoke them.  I'll try tomorrow and let you fellers know how they turn out.
  6. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Ive had duck many different ways, but the only way I could eat it was when one of my buddies made jerkey. Now that was good. Don't know his recipe though.
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm interested!  Have you smoked duck before?

  8. shelton573

    shelton573 Meat Mopper

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