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Mar 18, 2006 09:02 PM

leftover duck

  • j

I'm roasting some duck and I know I will have some leftover meat. Any ideas? Maybe a pasta dish? No fruit stuff please.

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  1. I really love upscale quesadillas made with shredded duck. Particularly good with mexican flavors like mole and queso anejo. Serve with beans, rice and either pickled or caramelized onions and you have a nice meal. A similar style enchilada might be nice also.
    Good with red-wine braised lentils on crostini as a starter (I have a recipe for this one if you'd like).
    My other solution for all leftovers is risotto. In this case, an earthy chantrelle mushroom risotto might pair nicely.
    If you're in the asian mood, or don't have a ton left, duck fried rice is great.
    That's all that comes to mind for now...

    1. I was beat to the punch, but one of the better duck dishes I've had was Duck Quesadillas at Frontera Grill in Chicago. If you like Mexican-influenced food, go for it.



      1. Diced cold duck over an arugula salad with a miso dressing. Yum.

        1. Strip all the meat off the carcass, then chop the bones and make a duck stock. Strain the stock, season it with a little soy sauce, salt and pepper. Slice and blanch some bok choy or nappa cabbage. Add it to the stock with the left-over duck meat and some sliced green onions and simmer until the cabbage is tender.

          This is a simple and satisfying next-day use for leftover duck that I always look forward to after a roast duck dinner.

          1. Strip the meat from the carcass and throw it in the blender. Add a little drippings and grind until you have a thick-ish paste. Season to your taste.

            We like to have this for a snack, spread on toast. A nice glass of wine is good with it.

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            1. re: Jess N. Cook

              Jess, You can also grind duck with onions and the seasonings of your choice and use the paste to make terrific duck won tons. (Great with plum sauce.) The guesadillas are a fine option as well.