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Duck confit at Costco!

sbug206 Aug 28, 2011 02:20 PM

Stumbled across this at Ajax Costco. 550g package of 2 duck legs for $15!
Imported from France too! Seems like a good price. The brand is called Sarrade.
Anyone seen this at other Costco locations?

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  1. elvisahmed RE: sbug206 Aug 28, 2011 06:25 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I only tried it at CostCo in US never here. Though I saw some duck products at the Scarborough but wasn't impressed. I will keep an eye out for it on my next trip at my usual Wilson CostCo.

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      Chocolatemama RE: sbug206 Aug 29, 2011 06:48 AM

      I bought some from the Costco in Richmond Hill. Not the best I have had but good enough that I would buy it again. It comes packed with quite a bit of the duck fat which is a bonus if you want to fry up some potatoes with it!

      1. elvisahmed RE: sbug206 Aug 29, 2011 12:10 PM

        Thanks I just picked up a box today at the Wilson Costco. I am planning to use one tomorrow.Even if its not the best I can even use it in a salad or something.

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          elvisahmed RE: elvisahmed Aug 30, 2011 07:13 AM

          Well I am not impressed with this confit so far. It is way too salty. I agree with chocolatemama that there is a good amount of duck fat packed in with it so it can be used for cooking.

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            trane RE: elvisahmed Aug 31, 2011 09:23 AM

            In which section did you find this? Frozen or prepared meats? Didn't notice it when I was there last week.

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              elvisahmed RE: trane Aug 31, 2011 06:36 PM

              Its in the somewhat prepared section on the side where they keep some fresh pasta sauces and some ethnic items (sushi, Spanish omelette) Top Shelf!

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                trane RE: elvisahmed Sep 8, 2011 07:52 AM

                Weird! Because I noticed the Tortilla when I was there last. Ok, I will look for it in that area next time I'm over there.

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                  corinaci RE: trane Sep 8, 2011 07:55 AM

                  Did anyone notice it at the Warden location ? Could not find it last week.

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                    elvisahmed RE: trane Sep 8, 2011 01:04 PM

                    Hmm Tortilas are in the bread section this is on the other end.

          2. jayt90 RE: sbug206 Aug 31, 2011 11:19 AM

            In the Ajax whse it is in the open cooler with knockwurst, salami, prosciutto and fresh pasta.,

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              farmgirl1836 RE: sbug206 Sep 8, 2011 11:12 AM

              I bought it on the weekend at the Wilson Costco near Yorkdale. It was oversalted for sure. I put it in a frying pan and found there was way too much duck fat to brown the skin -- it just seemed to be steaming in the fat. So, I took the duck out of the fat and put it in the oven to crisp up. It was okay, nothing fantastic. I would not buy it again. $16 for two duck legs and thighs (one large and one much smaller) is a lot of money if it doesn't taste great. For $6 I can buy the same amount of duck and make it myself in the oven and it tastes better. Just my opinion.

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                elvisahmed RE: farmgirl1836 Sep 8, 2011 01:06 PM

                Do you mind sharing where do you buy your duck legs as I haven't found it cheaper in the area I live (i.e. T&T and Longos downtown) + the duck fat.
                It is very salty so I am thinking of giving it a nice rinse before baking.

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                  farmgirl1836 RE: elvisahmed Sep 8, 2011 02:44 PM

                  I buy duck legs at Longo's on Bayview north of Steeles and Longo's on Bathurst & Rutherford. Each package containing one leg and thigh is between $2.50 and $3.00! I don't make duck confit out of it, but I make delicious roast duck in the oven putting on some concentrated o.j., garlic powder, orange zest and baking it and pricking the skin every so often.

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                    elvisahmed RE: farmgirl1836 Sep 8, 2011 06:06 PM

                    Wow that's a great price as the Longos downtown sells Duck Legs for 7-8$ a pop.

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                  sbug206 RE: farmgirl1836 Sep 8, 2011 01:30 PM

                  You do realize this is duck confit and not about buying raw duck? I'd also like to know where you can buy 2 duck legs for $6?

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                    The Professor RE: sbug206 Sep 8, 2011 06:27 PM

                    At the Asian Market near my home (central NJ) I can usually get a pair of duck legs for around $7.00 or so I make confit fairly often, so that I always have some on hand that's been under the fat for at least a couple of months.

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