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#6616879 - 01/04/17 07:04 PM Duck Steak...
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: Lake X
This "skin on steak method" is how I cook all my ducks now (especially mallards), but I like cooking them on cast iron. And I like to age them for a week at least. But I have never filleted a duck like this, keeping it in one piece like this. I always cut out each breast, starting with going down the breast bone first, but I'm gonna give this method a try. up

And I do not like marinades... I just like salt and pepper, that is Texas style. I cook my steaks the same way, cast iron, salt and pepper. I cook my cow steaks and duck steaks the same, like Gordon below, but I do not use butter. But rendering the fat is key, and the caramelization...

Kids I would not try this with a ringer, if you do, marinade over night, and all ducks taste the same (like the marinade). lol.

#6616981 - 01/04/17 07:58 PM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
mark3 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 305
Loc: Lubbock

Do you eat your duck as rare as in the video?

#6617055 - 01/04/17 08:35 PM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: mark3]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: mark3

Do you eat your duck as rare as in the video?

No I don't, but it is personal preference. I like mine med to med rare, duck and cow steaks. The issue with cooking duck well done or even med well is that it tastes like liver.

#6617058 - 01/04/17 08:38 PM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
Hopedale Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
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I found a ton of pouldeau on the lake near the house. I may need to try this out.

#6617254 - 01/04/17 11:07 PM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
brandon f Offline

Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 857
Loc: Tyler
tag for later.

#6617452 - 01/05/17 07:41 AM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
wal1809 Offline
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With steaks I started using a reverse sear when I have the time. The mallards are showing up at the lease so I might just have to try reverse sear.

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#6617718 - 01/05/17 09:36 AM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
RiverRunner Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 396
Loc: Texas
Guy, thank you for posting this as I have been growing weary of the bacon wrapped duck lately. Looking forward to trying this out soon!

#6617727 - 01/05/17 09:41 AM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
Navasot Offline

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27600
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
always like a medrare steak off the grill... the next few I get im gona pluck and put in the smoker whole

#6617736 - 01/05/17 09:47 AM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
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I always thought this was interesting, he doesn't go into how he prepared it or how long he cooked it for. It amazed me a duck hunter could never find a way to prepare a duck to his liking.

Anthony Bourdain cooks duck for hunters

#6617805 - 01/05/17 10:29 AM Re: Duck Steak... [Re: Guy]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2642
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Dang, I gotta try that! I like my duck rare as well, gives is it a great almost sweet flavor.

Thanks for posting!


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