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I bought a smoked duck. Why?

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Nyleve Dec 6, 2007 06:17 AM

Who could resist? It was $8.99 at Costco - vacuum packed. Besides heating it up and serving it as is, what else could I do with it? Cassoulet? Other suggestions? And if cassoulet, anyone have a great recipe?

I hate Costco. This kind of thing happens all too often.

  1. Gio Dec 6, 2007 06:23 AM

    I feel your pain LOL.... In my PC recipe file I have a Gumbo recipe using smoked duck and andouille sausage. I have yet to make it - but please feel free to experiment.
    http://www.gumbopages.com/food/soups/...

    1. aidam. Dec 6, 2007 06:41 AM

      Nyleve: Try using it in this quick pizza - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10750 - or even in this pasta - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10668 - instead of the pancetta.

      1. jayt90 Dec 6, 2007 07:13 AM

        I saw those ducks, from Brandt, but they were $8.99/kg, spatched, and about $16 each.
        They would be good in a paella, or risotto.

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          Nyleve Dec 6, 2007 07:50 AM

          Shoot - is that what I paid? Hahahahaha. By the time I get to the checkout, I never know (or care) what anything costs anymore. I was too busy trying to split a 6-pack of pork tenderloins with my son...that's too funny.

          Paella...that's a FANTASTIC idea.

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          Splendid Spatula Dec 6, 2007 08:50 AM

          Hey, I bought one - actually two - too! Mine are from Nueske's. I'm planning to warm them and then slice thin/carve to serve with breads, tomato jam, and mustards as part of a holiday lunch on Sunday.

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            Splendid Spatula Dec 17, 2007 08:58 AM

            Bumping this to say that the Nueske's smoked ducks were FANTASTIC. A brief heat loosened the fat, and the meat was juicy, toothsome, and flavorful. We've been picking at the carcasses like a ham for days now. Highly recommend.

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              Homero Dec 17, 2007 09:21 AM

              I LOVE Nueske's Bacon. I'm from Texas, but my sis moved to Wisconsin recently and sends me Bacon as a christmas and Birthday gift, and it is well worth it. Glad to hear the duck is good too.

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