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Fresh whole duck in Michigan???

Quit2Chef Jul 14, 2011 10:13 AM

This is very short notice I understand. The wife and I have decided to smoke a duck this weekend on our newest toy: The Big Green Egg. I am having trouble finding a high quality fresh whole duck. Thought about ordering from D'Artagnan but tuesday was the soonest possible delivery and this is hopefully a saturday project. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    BobRe RE: Quit2Chef Jul 14, 2011 10:23 AM

    You can get frozen (but not fresh I don't think) whole duck at Hiller's Market and Papa Joe's.

    You might call Papa Joe's and see if they do have fresh.


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      Rosedale RE: Quit2Chef Jul 14, 2011 06:46 PM

      Byrd's meats in Livonia got me fresh duck about a year ago, but boy did I pay for it. Two ducks were around $60 total. http://www.byrdschoicemeats.com/

      I've also seen them at Gratiot Central Market in the Eastern Market area. My guess is they'll be cheaper there.

      Let us know how the Big Green Egg works out.

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        moose734 RE: Rosedale Jul 14, 2011 11:05 PM

        I looked for one last year at the Gratiot Central Market and they were frozen. There weere also frozen whole ones at Saigon Market in Madison Hgts.

        Saigon Market
        3103 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222

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          Quit2Chef RE: moose734 Jul 15, 2011 07:02 AM

          Broke down and bought a frozen one from Hillers, as I need time for it to thaw. As far as the BGE goes we are in love....trying not to become one of those crazy "eggers" but this thing really does rock!

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