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Duck Giblet Question

rainbowbrown Nov 24, 2010 05:08 PM

A friend of mine purchased a frozen duck at the Cash n Carry and allowed me to take the giblets. When I opened up the bird, all I found was a plastic packet of mush - almost liquid and light brown. I'm really not sure what it is. Is it normal for the giblets to be broken down like that or could it be fat or something? Any ideas? The packaging said "with giblets," but I didn't find any solid organs like I have in other birds. Thanks!

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  1. greygarious RE: rainbowbrown Nov 24, 2010 05:20 PM

    I think you have the gravy packet that some ducks come with - it's horrendous; don't use it without tasting. Either the duck was missing the giblets or they're still in the neck cavity.

    1. Zeldog RE: rainbowbrown Nov 24, 2010 06:07 PM

      I've never bought a frozen duck that had the giblets packed in plastic. They've always been stuffed loose in the cavity, just like they do with chickens. I think you do indeed have some sort of gravy packet. Does it smell like oranges?

      1. rainbowbrown RE: rainbowbrown Nov 25, 2010 05:39 AM

        Thank you kindly. I do think that the duck was missing its giblets and I am quite glad that I did not just throw the packet contents into my multi-bird, two pot batch of stock.

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