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Old 12-11-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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Good afternoon,

I have about a half dozen duck and geese breasts in the freezer, time to start cooking them up.

My wife is a great cook, just hasn't worked with waterfowl before, and we were wondering what some of your favorite recipes are?

She has made pulled goose breast bbq sandwiches, and also took a cubed bufflehead breast and pineapple, wrapped in bacon and baked (damn good).

Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:57 PM   #2
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Mallard breast cut in 4 pieces.
Marinade 24 hours in equal parts of Soy, Teriyaki and Worcestershire. Add Vegetable oil, all depends on how much you are making. Couple dashes of garlic powder and black pepper. Wrap in bacon and grill till bacon is done. Easy and could make a rat taste good...
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I pretty much mimic what Doug does, with a few alterations.

Step 1: Leave breast whole and use a Jaccard tenderizer (works wonders on duck and deer) https://www.amazon.com/Jaccard-20034.../dp/B001347JK6
2: marinade a couple days in teriyaki, liquid smoke, fresh garlic; some times ill add BBQ or a bit of soy
3. Halve jalapenos and remove seeds/vein
4. Put cream cheese in jalapeno halves; sometimes ill add cheddar cheese too
5. wrap with bacon (two pieces; one each way, so cream cheese doesn't leak out)
6. Grill till bacon is done.
Side note: the copper grilling mats work awesome for grilling duck
7. Before you pull them off, put a cast iron skillet on the grill, add duck and brown sugar

My wife and kids will eat them up. Well...until the wife finds a piece of shot. Need to invest in a pocket metal detector.
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Hell no need to ask here .
If she can make a bufflehead taste good you got it made.
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We eat a lot of duck here. I smoke 90% of the duck I get. Once it’s smoked, i can freeze it and can do about anything with it. Pulled duck sandwich’s, tacos, you name it. I also did about 10 pounds of duck jerky last week and it turned out great.
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Cure brine my geese it's the best.
Since my wife won't eat waterfowl I keep it simple .
Grilled ,smoke a few and my favorite ,maybe cause it's so easy is bite size chunks in shake and bake. Some instant mashed potatoes and caned gravy with it make the perfect meal if I'm batching it for the night.
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My favorite recipe for geese is in the crockpot with cutting breast's into 1" or so chunks. Dump a can or 2 of beef broth, cut up red onion, pepper and add a packet of Lipton beefy onion mix.

Let this cook on low for 6-8 hours or so or until the goose is very tender it just shreds.

You can use the cooked meat for a number of different dishes such as BBQ sandwiches, noodles, salads, wraps and my favorite is stir fry.
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Hank Shaw's book "Duck, Duck, Goose" is not only a great read but full of great recipes. His best in my opinion is his "duck ragu". His website "Hunter, Angler, Gardner, Cook is also full of great information. I have never had a bad recipe for waterfowl from that site or his books. Their is more to cooking waterfowl than "bacon wrapped"
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Philly steak sandwiches are one of my favorites. Slice the breast as thin as you can. Cook to med rare and cover with peppers and cheese.

Stir fries are another simple one.
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my wife does just like River Mallard posted except she will put the pieces on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven.

on the goose breasts, I cook them just like a beef roast. potatoes and carrots in a roaster, goose breasts on top of them. slice some onion and put on top of the breast (if you like and can eat onion) I can't so I do one with onion for the wife and one without for me. then I take bacon and half cook it in the microwave on a bacon pan. I cover each breast with about 4 half pieces of bacon and then I pour the bacon grease over everything. put in the oven for 75 to 90 minutes on 325 and eat away.
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cube up some waterfowl dump a big jug of picante salsa in a crock pot on low for 8 hours. cook last 40 min with lid off let the moisture cook out. put on a bed of rice with little soy sauce......people think it taste like beef
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brine those suckers and don't overcook them! Rare or medium rare is where it's at. Duck, Duck, Goose and Hank's website & facebook group, Hunt, Gather, Cook are great resources.
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Hell no need to ask here .
If she can make a bufflehead taste good you got it made.

It was a lot darker than I had anticipated. Cubed up the breast, took pineapple chunk, wrapped in bacon w/a toothpick thru it, baked in oven. Could have put brown sugar on but she decided not too.

Was damn good, but I would like to have something to try besides appetizers.

Thanks again all for the recommendations!
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