defrosting a whole duck
The duck seems semi-thawed after 24 hours in the fridge, but it's still somewhat hard. I was hoping to cook it today. Any suggestions?
Continually rinse it (in the package) in room temp water until you see it starting to thaw out.
You could leave it safely on the counter for a little while, but not for hours. I would then unpackage it, rinse and put on a big platter so it can breathe a bit & thaw more.
Or wait, let it continue thawing in the fridge and cook it tomorrow.
Ducks are usually rock hard frozen and it takes a while for them to thaw (sort of like a turkey but smaller).
You might check out Maple Leaf Farms website & see if they have any suggestions as well as the company on the label of the duck you have.