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Fresh Duck in north Dallas for duck confit

toprow Nov 13, 2010 07:02 AM

Anyone know of where to purchase fresh (not frozen) duck in north Dallas?
Was thinking of making duck confit, but not so sure I want to buy the frozen duck I am seeing now wrapped up like a Butterball turkey.

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    Analisas mom Nov 17, 2010 09:09 PM

    Once you find the duck and make the confit be sure to fry some potatoes in it. Yum!

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    1. re: Analisas mom
      twinwillow Nov 18, 2010 07:26 AM

      Not to take anything away from your excellent suggestion but fortunately, rendered duck fat is available in most better stores. Central Market stocks it across from the deli in the Dallas store.

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        pgwiz1 Nov 18, 2010 01:14 PM

        wow, I didn't know that! french fries in duck fat soon!

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      pgwiz1 Nov 17, 2010 02:36 PM

      great, now I want to make (and eat) duck confit.... :-/

      1. twinwillow Nov 17, 2010 02:20 PM

        Wholefoods on Lomo Alto has fresh, not previously frozen whole ducks at $3.99 LB.

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          genslay Nov 16, 2010 05:56 AM

          Asian Markets are a great place to get them. They'll be frozen, but they always look and smell fresh once thawed. I trust them more than the frozen ducks wrapped up like a turkey you can get at regular grocery stores. Good luck! Duck confit would be my last meal!

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            ranchand23 Nov 15, 2010 05:52 AM

            If you are going to confit the duck, then fresh or frozen really will not affect the final product. Although fresh is obviously quicker due to no defrost time.

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            1. re: ranchand23
              twinwillow Nov 15, 2010 08:29 AM

              Then, it make no difference if you buy a previously frozen duck
              that's being sold, already thawed.

            2. twinwillow Nov 13, 2010 07:38 AM

              I know Wholefoods and Central Market stock duck this time of year but I'm not sure if it's been previously frozen or, fresh. Just ask.
              That said, I would imagine the better Asian markets like 99 Ranch would stock "fresh" ducks.

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              1. re: twinwillow
                amokscience Nov 13, 2010 07:41 AM

                99 Ranch had whole duck in the regular meat section today. No idea on quality or if previously frozen but will be cheaper than most places. I have a frozen duck thawing :)

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                  twinwillow Nov 13, 2010 10:46 AM

                  I know from previous experience, Wholefoods will (or, at least used to) order in fresh, not previously frozen duck for you. Tain't cheap, though.

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