Mullard Duck Breast in Scarborough??
Anyone know where is the closest place I can find Mullard duck breast in Scarborough? I am hoping to get some for a dish I want to make but have not idea where to find it. :)
I think the spelling I used for Mullard caused the confusion. I am not sure why but it seems that Mullard, Moulard, and Mulard all refer to the same type of duck. :)
Googling Moulard, I see an article on Cumbrae's which talks about Moulard duck breasts. I'll pop by this week to see if they have it.
Hi guys, this is Mario Fiorucci from The Healthy Butcher.
We sell Muscovy Duck Breasts, not Magret Duck Breasts… thanks for catching the mistake Steve (WCIU), I have corrected it on our website.
We used to sell Magret a while back before we found a local, naturally raised source of Muscovy. The Muscovy’s we sell are never de-beaked because they have ample space in their open barns, and their fed a great, healthy feed… unfortunately not organic which we always prefer, but organic is simply not available on a regular basis.
I'll try to clarify the terms used for ducks:
MALLARD – A wild duck breed.
PEKIN – Another breed of duck, a variety of the Mallard, and native to China and very popular in Chinese cuisine (just drive through China town and see them hanging in windows).
MUSCOVY – A breed of duck that is not derived from mallard stock. It originated in Brazil, but it now the most popular duck in Europe, especially France. Because they need no protection against cold weather, the Muscovy develops little fat and is by far the leanest domesticated duck, with about 30% less fat than Pekin duck. Muscovy have a rich, distinctive flavour.
MOULARD – The Moulard duck is a cross between a Muscovy male and a Pekin female artificially bred to produce foie gras. Large moulard ducks are (unfortunately) the foundation of Gascon cuisine.
MAGRET – the name of the duck breast produced from the Moulard – this is the reason we steered away from carrying Magret breasts at The Healthy Butcher as soon as we had another option. The Magret breasts by definition are produced from foie gras ducks – and obviously we do not support the product of foie gras ducks.
Hope this helps.