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Sobeys - Fresh duck $1.99/lb

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Sobeys - Fresh duck $1.99/lb

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we boiled one up earlier for dinner, very meaty.

anyone have any good duck recipes?
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Pigeu wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 11:05 pm
we boiled one up earlier for dinner, very meaty.

anyone have any good duck recipes?
You boiled the duck??? :puke:

Roast it properly (score the skin first), or cut it in pieces and look for duck magret and duck confit.
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mart242 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2012 12:23 am
You boiled the duck??? :puke:

Roast it properly (score the skin first), or cut it in pieces and look for duck magret and duck confit.

I'm going to take a stab at it and guess that you're Caucasian...or at least not asian, but I'm sure my first guess is right.
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Nov 17th, 2012 2:08 am
I'm going to take a stab at it and guess that you're Caucasian...or at least not asian, but I'm sure my first guess is right.
This. Very much this.
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Pigeu wrote:
Nov 16th, 2012 11:05 pm
anyone have any good duck recipes?
From Cooks Illustrated,works good:

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Can someone explain what boiled duck looks and tastes like? Based on some previous responses this is a perfectly normal, asian method of preparation.

Frankly, it sounds very unappetizing.
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Toukolou wrote:
Nov 17th, 2012 3:28 pm
Can someone explain what boiled duck looks and tastes like? Based on some previous responses this is a perfectly normal, asian method of preparation.

Frankly, it sounds very unappetizing.
A clean, duck taste. People think its also weird to boil a chicken, but boiling it just cooks the meat whilst making it moist. Both duck and chicken will just have a plain, clean taste to it if you eat as is.

Then again, some folks won't eat the chicken just is. If it were chicken, it'd be accompanied by a ginger/scallion/oil mix. Boiling a duck or chicken can also be just a step in a series of steps and not an end of itself. In which case boiling cooks the fowl that might be followed up by being chopped up and cooked in some sauce (hoisin sauce, soy sauce), or shredded and used in other dishes (fried rice, soup, stir fry, etc.). Or maybe as stuffing in some sort of dumpling or bun. Or in congee/rice porridge/jook.

A host of things, really. Duck is consumed by millions of people from many food cultures who either share or have different cooking technologies and methods. It'd be naiive to think in an oven or on a pan are the only ways to cook a duck

If anything, a person who sticks to just roasting or pan frying/cooking might consider others weird if they boiled a duck. But to people for whom boiling is typical, they might think that think the same towards people who roast or pan-fry. And those who are open to different methods might think that a person is limited/narrowminded when there are a host of things beyond roasting/pan-cooking that a duck could be treated with.

As for how it'd look -- presumably it depends on what kind of duck you purchased. For example, not all boiled chickens will look the same because it depends on the species of chicken. Case in point:

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A boiled Silkie carcass will look different than a typical bird from the typical supermarket.
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Toukolou wrote:
Nov 17th, 2012 3:28 pm
Can someone explain what boiled duck looks and tastes like? Based on some previous responses this is a perfectly normal, asian method of preparation.

Frankly, it sounds very unappetizing.
Its just a cultural thing.

Asians eat boiled meat.

The taste isn't bad. Its just the only taste is the meat. So it'll have a very fresh taste. Its also extremely tender and moist.

Its just a difference in culture. While white peopple may find boiled meat disgusting...
Asians might find cheese made out of milk squeezed out of a cows nipple and hardened... and possibly aged to a point of mouldiness and stinkiness disgusting. :lol:
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toeknee89 wrote:
Nov 17th, 2012 2:08 am
I'm going to take a stab at it and guess that you're rude...or at least not asian, but I'm sure my first guess is right.
Fixed.
Not all of us are that pathetic.
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ishfish wrote:
Nov 17th, 2012 8:54 pm
Fixed.
Not all of us are that pathetic.
Oh, yes. Sorry for generalizing the entire race. I just wanted to point out the difference in culture without having to type too much.
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With the exception of Urban Poet and 45ED nobody has attempted to offer anything moderately enlightening to the ignorant posters on this thread (myself included). How about maybe trying to explain the virtue of eating boiled duck. Some of us are here to try and learn, not just share our own 'genius' with the rest of the hoi polloi.

You're right, the fact I find the prospect of eating a boiled duck (can't you guys be objective enough about how offputting that sounds to a non-boiled duck eater) unappealing, exposes me for the narrowminded bigot I really am. :facepalm:

I would expect this even from a person who enjoys eating mouldy cheese, to try and explain the appeal of it, rather than falling back on a facile argument accusing someone who finds it objectionable of not sharing the same cultural ancestry.
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