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Duck breasts in the Triangle

bluejworld Dec 7, 2009 09:09 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy duck breasts in the triangle, preferably in N. Raleigh?

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    bbqme Dec 8, 2009 06:41 AM

    No clue about N. Raleigh but they can be purchased at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill or at Cliff's Meat in Carrboro.

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      LulusMom Dec 8, 2009 09:44 AM

      Last time I tried Cliff's (admittedly probably 2 years ago) they only sold legs. I've had a heck of a time finding non-frozen duck breasts around here.

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        bbqme Dec 9, 2009 08:13 AM

        If you want non-frozen then Southern Season is the place. They actually keep them in the fridgerator section where the cheese spreads, pates, and such are, not the freezer cases. They are in Kryovac bags. Now, whether they are frozen during their transporation from Long Island NY I'm not positive about that.

        If Cliff doesn't have duck breasts on hand he is willing to cut breasts off of whole duks for you-- at least he did for me. May want to call ahead though because I'm sure his ducks are frozen so he'd have to have one thawed in order to do so.

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          LulusMom Dec 9, 2009 10:32 AM

          This is all great info. I like Cliff, so I'll give him the first shot, but it is good to know that SS has them too. I yearn for duck breasts and see great recipes all the time. Thanks bbqme.

    2. meatn3 Dec 8, 2009 08:09 AM

      Da Vinchi in Wake Forest is a good bet. Their products are fantastic.

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      1. romansperson Dec 8, 2009 09:57 AM

        Try calling Whole Foods, too. I've seen them there. Not cheap though.

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          LulusMom Dec 8, 2009 10:11 AM

          First WFs told me they didn't sell duck (cruelty issues), and then they told me they only sold it frozen. But if you've seen fresh breasts recently, I am excited. Thanks for the info.

          1. re: LulusMom
            bbqme Dec 9, 2009 08:14 AM

            WF just sells prepackaged Bell&Evans duck breasts-- small and too pricey. Same goes for Fresh Market.

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          brokegradstudent Dec 8, 2009 11:11 AM

          Cane Creek has had whole ducks recently at the Carrboro Farmer's Market. Not precisely what you want, obviously, but it is a local source.

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            winedine Dec 9, 2009 03:13 AM

            Grand Asia Market at South Hills shopping off Buck Jones Rd in Cary always has whole duck, i can not recall if they sell just breasts (one can usually find duck tongues though)

            Fresh Market Cary usually has duck breasts, not cheap, think $13 lb. I would think the Fresh Mrk in N Raleigh would also have breast as well.

            Harris Teeter might have frozen, especially this time of year.

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              bluemoon4515 Dec 9, 2009 05:26 AM

              I would suggest the Fresh Market, too...they usually have them.

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                jrfulbright Dec 9, 2009 08:33 AM

                Fresh Market does indeed have them.

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                  LulusMom Dec 9, 2009 10:33 AM


            2. romansperson Dec 10, 2009 05:20 AM

              I watched Alton Brown's 'Twas the Night Before Good Eats' episode last night and one of the things he prepared was duck. He suggested ordering your fresh duck online from the closest processor who will ship, but he didn't say why ...

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