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Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: Guy] #8740825 11/23/22 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy
This is how I like my duck beast. Can’t wait to cook these guys…this duck was a pig.

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My buddy just started doing this Guy. I am hard up to try it myself as it doesnt take too much longer than breasting them out. I have always just breasted out my birds, grinded the meat and made jerky or sausage out of it. But hes cooking in a frying pan with the skin attached and says its super tasty. The big migrator mallard are starting to roll in too, the fat on them has been looking real real good. Think I am going to have to try this.

Mallard might get the weekend off though. Found a new hitlist bird. Hoping we can make the dream come true and add a snow/can hybrid to the wall this weekend. Third mallard x pin hybrid got knocked off the list a couple weekends ago. Would love a brewers duck one day and anything goose hybrid to add to the wall.

Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: flashman252] #8740865 11/23/22 04:46 PM
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Cooked this gaddy last night, aged a week, this is my favorite way to cook them. Most of the cooking should be done with breast down to render that fat, swish it around, let them taders sop up that duck fat, oh man it is good.

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I like to clean them good, pepper them up, but a paper towel in there to sop up the excess juice, given them a flip every other day to let them breath and show them some love, age at least a week like this, not more than 2 weeks. Salt breast 24 hours before you cook them, maybe score the beast as well. If the breast is shot up, I just pull the skin off and cook it other ways. I also take the tenders off, cook them another ways.

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Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: Guy] #8740867 11/23/22 04:49 PM
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Doing this! Next batch of mallard that get shot and have clean breasts, I am going to do exactly this. Thank you sir!!

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Originally Posted by flashman252
Doing this! Next batch of mallard that get shot and have clean breasts, I am going to do exactly this. Thank you sir!!

I do that duck steak for all ducks, not just mallards, but mallards are best. One thing also, if I eat it like that, I do not freeze, it is just not as good. If I freeze duck, I cook it a different way and just breast it. Maybe I just don’t freeze it good.

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Doing this! Next batch of mallard that get shot and have clean breasts, I am going to do exactly this. Thank you sir!!

I do that duck steak for all ducks, not just mallards, but mallards are best. One thing also, if I eat it like that, I do not freeze, it is just not as good. If I freeze duck, I cook it a different way and just breast it. Maybe I just don’t freeze it good.


All the breasted out ducks get frozen on my end. Then I thaw, salt water (draining blood every so often) for 24 hours, then orange juice for 8-24 hours, and then grind meat. I do 15% beef fat and stuff in jerky stick size casings. Usually do jalapeno flavor season and then on the smoker it goes. Once done and dried, I take a small metal detector and go over the whole stick, cut to size and vacuum seal. Give tons of it away to all the farmers that let me hunt their properties, and then freeze a bunch of it and pull a lot of it out and eat it while I am out fishing during the summer. Usually by fall I am fresh out and starting the process all over again. Sometimes I use the meat slicer and just make jerky out of it, but really have enjoyed the snack sticks that duck and goose makes.

Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: Guy] #8742484 11/26/22 02:40 AM
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This is GWT, when you put it on the plate to let it rest, and after a minute blood drips out, you know you cooked it perfectly…

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Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: Guy] #8743774 11/27/22 10:40 PM
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Closed second split with a would duck. My new clutch to my boat does not get in till tomorrow, so did an old fashion walkin hunt to a legendary spot. When in blind and it nearly kicked my asss. Over grown could not get to my spot directly….managed one wood duck and that made my day. I dropped it way back in the buck brush and Tara found, such a good girl.

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Re: Open weekend log notes.. [Re: Guy] #8743869 11/28/22 12:35 AM
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Beautiful woody. I’d love to shoot me one this year but not too sure where to find em

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