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 This recipe was sent to me by Lyn Coleman
Duck in a jeweled setting

One duck cleaned and patted dry
two pomegranates seeded
one bottle pomegranate juice
duck stock
one apple
one orange
one celery stalk
sea salt
arrow root or corn starch

Quarter the apple orange and celery stalk with the sea salt sprinkle the inside of the duck cavity stuffing with the quartered pieces. Bake at 375 about 1 1/2 hours reduce heat to 300 and bake an additional 1 1/2 hours until done.

The setting using duck fat from the baking duck heat in a cast iron skillet, mix pomegranate juice with one tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch. pour into skillet with one cup duck stock. may substitute chicken stock let simmer and reduce on low until a nice gravy is formed salt to taste.

On a platter center your duck on butter lettuce leaves sprinkle generously with the pomegranate jewels
Enjoy


This recipe was sent to me by Shirley Nehls
Duck with Mushrooms

2 ducks cut in pieces
1 small clove garlic,minced pinch thyme
4 ounces cubed ham
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/2 pound mushrooms
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons butter
12 small white onions
1 tablespoon flour

Brown duck in butter.  Add rest of ingredients except for onions.  Saute 10 minutes.  Stir often.  Cover 1/2 of mixture with water.  Simmer about 30 minutes until done.  Add onions for the last 15 minutes. I use the small pearl onions in a jar.  They have a nice flavor.


This recipe was sent to me by Tom Lipe "Donone"
Marvelous Mallard Breasts

Fresh Ducks 
Flour 
Morton's Nature Seasoning 
(Garlic salt, onion salt, black pepper, MSG) 
Salt & Pepper 
Cooking oil 
2 eggs 
1 cup of milk 

Filet breasts from ducks. Place on cutting board and cut across the grain in 1/2 inch strips.  Beat out with a tenderizer. Beat the eggs and mix with milk.  Mix Nature's seasoning, salt, pepper and flour.  Dip the strips in the egg batter then dredge in the flour mixture. Drop in hot oil.  Remove as soon as brown. Do not over cook.
One duck serves 2 people. 


This recipe was sent to me by Dawg
Roast Wild Duck

Wipe the duck, after it is dressed, with a damp cloth and rub inside and out with salt and pepper. Stuff with apples, pared, cored and quartered, or place a few peeled onions in the body, of fill with a stuffing of equal parts chopped apple, bread crumbs and chopped parboiled onions, season highly with salt and pepper and minced salt pork. Brush with melted butter, add a little boiling water and cook in a very hot oven (450) for twenty-five to fourty-five minutes, basting often.  Garnish with overlapping slices of small oranges.


This recipe was sent to me by Carole
Wild Duck and Goose also a simple recipe for Pheasant

 The following recipe is very simple and is always a hit.  My husband is a hunter and has taken this recipe with him on out of town hunting trips.  I find that both the ducks and geese have very little fat, so this makes them very juicy and tender.  I also always cook the goose to medium rare.  Ducks are cooked well done, but not over done.  I am guessing, (I go by smell) that two geese take about one hour at 350 degrees and the goose would be about the same for one.

In a bowl mix the following together.
2 tbsp of grainy dijon mustard
2 tbsp of orange marmelade
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of minced ginger
1 to 2 garlic cloves minced
Mix altogether and cover liberally.  Keep some to baste as they are cooking.
(Season with salt, pepper)
Pheasant recipe:
This is an old favourite for pork chops, but is very good with pheasant.
1 can of mushroom soup
Mushrooms sliced (saute with butter and garlic first)
1/4 cup of cooking sherry
1 to 2 cloves of garlic minced
optional: finely chopped celery or finely chopped onions
Cut pheasant into pieces, and mix all the ingredients about and cover pheasant in a oven proof dish. 
Cook at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Do not over cook, again any game bird will become very dry and tough if you over cook them.  Enjoy! ~ Carole


These recipes were sent to me by Jackal
Duck Conft

4 duck leg portions with thighs attaching excess fat trimmed and reserved (about 2 pounds)
1 tbs. plus 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
10 garlic cloves
4 bay leaves
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1½ tsp. black peppercorns
½ tsp. table salt
4 cups olive oil

 Lay the leg portions on a platter, skin side down.  Sprinkle with 1 tbs. of the kosher salt and black pepper.  Place the garlic clove, bay leaves, and sprigs of thyme on each of 2 leg portions.  Lay the remaining 2 leg portions, flesh to flesh on top, put the reserved fat from the ducks in the bottom of a glass or plastic container.  Top with the sandwiched leg portions.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt.  Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.  Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.  Remove the duck from the refrigerator.  Remove the garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and duck fat and reserve.  Rinse the duck with cool water, rubbing off some of the salt and pepper.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Put the reserved garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and duck fat in the bottom of an enameled cast-iron pot.  Sprinkle evenly with peppercorns and salt.  Lay the duck on top, skin side down.  Add the olive oil.  Cover and bake for 12 to 14 hours or until the mat pulls away from the bone.  Remove the duck from the fat.  Strain the fat and reserve.  Pick the meat from the bones and place it in s stoneware container.  Cover the meant with some of the strained fat, making a ¼ inch layer.  The duck confit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.  The excess oil can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and used like butter for cooking.  The tinge of duck taste in the oil is wonderful and I use the oil to roast potatoes, cook green beans and pan-fry veal.

Smoked Duck Stew With Smoked Duck Dumplings
2 tbs. olive oil
6 tbs. finely chopped onions, in all
¼ cup small diced potatoes, blanched
¼ cup small diced celery
¼ cup small diced carrots
¼ cup small diced parsnips
¼ cup small diced turnips 
12 ounces finely chopped smoked duck meat, in all
¼ cup chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded
2 tbs. finely chopped basil
1 tbs. plus 1 tsp. minced garlic
3 cups duck stock
1 cup wine
Salt and black pepper
1 large egg
½ cup flour
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tbs. chopped green onions
Small loaf of crusty bread
Essence

In a large pot, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, sauté 4 tbs. chopped onions, the potatoes, celery, carrots, parsnips and turnips and sauté for 2 minutes.  Add the 1 ½ cups of the duck mean, the tomatoes, basil and 1 tbs. minced garlic.  Stir in the stock and the red wine.  Season with salt and black pepper.  Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.  Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.  In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, beer, remaining garlic, 2 tbs. onions, ½ cup duck meat, flour and baking powder together.  Season the batter with salt.  Whisk until smooth. Turn the heat up to high under the stew.  When the stew starts to bubble, place spoonfuls of the dumpling batter into the stew.  Cook the stew covered for 3 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked thoroughly.   Ladle the stew into a large bowl.  Arrange the dumplings over the stew.  Garnish with green onions and crusty bread.  Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Courtesy of Emeral Lasasse-Emeril Live Show #EMIA30
Spicy Duck Empanadas With Gravy

½ pound duck breast, shredded
1 tbs. Southwest seasoning
1 tbs. olive oil
½ cup fresh sweet corn kernels
¼ cup seeded and chopped pablano, New Mexican green or Anaheim Chile pepper
1 tsp. salt 
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
4 turns freshly ground black pepper
3 tbs. minced shallots
1 tbs. minced garlic
2 cups beef stock, in all
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 large egg, beaten with 2 tbs.  water
½ cup sour cream
2 tbs. chopped cilantro

 Preheat the fryer.  In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil. Season the duck meat.  When the pan is hot, add the duck and stir-fry for 1 minute.  Stir in the corn, peppers salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and the remaining 1 tsp. Southwest seasoning and sauté for 1 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic and continue sautéing for 1 minute. Stir in 1 ½ cups of the stock and bring to a boil. Combine the remaining ½ cup stock with the cornstarch and whisk into the filling mixture.  Cook for 5 minutes over high heat . Remove from the heat and strain off the gravy. Return to the gravy to a small saucepan and bring to a boil and let it reduce for 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut the dough into 12 pieces.  Using your fingers, gingerly press  the dough out into small circles, about 1/8-inch thick.  The dough must be handled with care to keep it from cracking.  Brush the dough rounds with some of the egg wash. Spoon a heaping spoon of the filling in the middle if each round of dough, fold over to form a half-moon pie shape and crimp the edges with a fork.  Brush the tops of the empanadas with more egg wash. Place the empanadas in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from the oil and drain on a papper-lined baking sheet.  Season the empanadas with salt and pepper. 

For cilanto cream: In a small mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, and fresh pepper.  Roll the empanadas up in parchment paper and cut the empanadas in half.  Drizzle the gravy in the center for the halved empanada and top with the cilantro sour cream.  Yield: about 12 dozen

Empanada Dough
1 cup masa harina 
½ cup flour
½ cup yellow cornmeal
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. Southwest seasonings
½ tsp. salt 
½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 tbs. lard
1 cup warm water

In a mixing bowl combine the masa harina, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, Southwest seasoning, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly.  Cream in the lard and add the water a little at a time, working the mixture until all I completely incorporated.  Using your hand, form the dough into a log about 12 inches across and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.


This recipe was sent by David Jennjsen
Teriyaki Duck

BUTTERFLY ANY DUCK BREAST
MARRINATE IN LIGHT TERYAKI SAUSE FOR 1/2 HOUR THEN STUFF WITH CHOPPED GREEN PEPPERS MUSHROOMS AND FRESH GARLIC  WRAP WITH SLICE OF BACON PUT A TOOTH PICK THROUGH IT AND BAKE OR GRILL UNTILL JUICE IS CLEAR. DON'T OVER COOK.  *WORKS GOOD FOR GOOSE BREAST ALSO.  JUST JUST SLICE 1/4" THICK AND ROLL UP WITH SAME STUFFING.



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