Buying Duck Breasts in Brooklyn?
Any suggestions on where to buy duck breasts, preferably in Park Slope or Sunset Park? I've seen whole ducks in Chinatown. I'm thinking maybe Union Market carries them, but they're so overpriced for everything - any other ideas?
I haven't been for a while, but the key food on 5th used to carry the d'artagnan duck breasts and legs (and confit) they weren't terribly overpriced, for d'artagnan.
otherwise, you could try that new asian market in sunset park that is mentioned in a recent thread.
Yup, as oolah said, both carry and I've been happy with the product at both. I tend to prefer Los Paisanos over Staubitz as I think the service is much friendlier and more accommodating.
Also, if you plan to confit, I got an amazing deal on fresh duck fat from Los Paisanos last time we made Cassoulet. Got a big fresh quart of it for like 5 or 6 bucks (compared to paying about the same amount for a tiny frozen container of D'Artagnan duck fat).
Staubitz on Court Street has Duck Breat..maigret de Canard. IIRC, last year they had Muscovy Duck Breasts and other wild duck.
I prepare them in a Citrus/Soy/Ginger marinade, and grill.
5th Ave Key Food has most of the D'Artagnan line most of the time. This continues to amaze me.
Union Market, as you suspect, has them sometimes
and the Park Slope Food Co-op has them, but you have to be a member of course.
In Sunset Park Chinatown, Hong Kong Market has butchers on duty - pretty sure duck is one of their standards.
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Hong Kong Supermarket
6013 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
120 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217