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Nov 13, 2010 07:02 AM

Fresh Duck in north Dallas for duck confit

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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  1. 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

      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 :)

      1. re: amokscience

        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.

    2. 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

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

      2. 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!

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

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