For hundreds of years, many cultures around the world have enjoyed the flavours of duck meat as part of their varied diet. Yet, for the average Australian household, duck might not necessarily be the first protein that would be considered for the next family meal. However, with the ability now to buy duck online and have it delivered to your door, there is no better time to give it a go and to wow your family and friends with your cooking ability to serve duck.
There are plenty of options when it comes to using duck when cooking:
Duck Meat - If you are planning to use duck meat as the primary ingredient, ideally the duck legs and duck breasts are your two best options. Due to ducks being classed as “waterfowls”, they have a layer of fat between the skin and the meat, which makes it perfect to get some amazing flavours and textures by rendering the fat whilst cooking it.
You can also take the the internal organs of the duck and other ingredients to create pate or as a substitute for goose in foie gras.
You can also extra the fat from the duck and save it to use as a lard or oil substitute - a common and extremely tasty option is to roast potatoes in the fat to get them extra crispy. If you have never tried duck fat potatoes, then you need to make it top of your list!
Just like with any other protein, the quality of the duck and how it was farmed is extremely important so as to get maximum flavour from the meal. Game Farm prides ourselves on the way we select our products and as of now also supplying free range duck meat, where you can now buy online as well. We look forward to you sharing what you have made with us!