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Duck Calls

After a long absence from the American food scene, the duck is back. And why not? Well-prepared duck is tasty and healthy. The two ducks domestic and wild are an excellent source of iron and protein. Enough fresh duck is found in many supermarkets and specialty food stores From late spring until early winter (grades ducks American government A to C – A being the best), and who does not try something other than chicken or beef now and then?

How to buy a bird

When purchasing duck, be sure to choose a bird with a big broad chest and elastic skin. If you buy frozen duck, verify that the package has no holes that could compromise the quality of poultry.

The problem with the duck

Duck is not difficult prepare once you know how. The problem is that very few people (and even some leaders in expensive restaurants) know how to cook properly. The duck is dark, fatty meat. You Cook Off as much fat can lead to a bird that has no skin, chewy. (Duck skin should be crunchy!)

There are a number of ways people have dealt with this over the years, but we will focus on how including French.

Cooking duck breast to the French

The first essential step is to prepare duck for cooking by slicing through the skin and fat. With a sharp knife, press the duck skin, taking care not to cut through the meat of the bird. Fat is easy to cut, so whenever you feel some resistance, you're meat. Make an incision about an inch on the surface of the bird to look more attractive to use a cross hatch pattern.

These cuts allow the duck fat to drip off, which greatly improves the taste and texture of the bird.

Then you must cook the duck slowly

Place oil in a heavy pan and fully preheat over low heat. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Season the duck with pepper and a little salt. (Seasonings, could also include cumin, rosemary, fennel, or five spices.)

Place duck, skin side down in skillet. It should not be sizzling. (If yes, remove the duck quickly and allow your pan to cool. Then try to warm the pan on lower heat.)

To avoid the duck fried in its own fat, drain fat if necessary during cooking.

In about 15 to 20 minutes, most of duck fat is gone. At this time, turn the duck and cook for about 5 to 10 seconds.

Place duck on rack of oven with foil covered cookie sheet underneath (to catch the drops). Roast 5 to 10 minutes or until a thermometer stuck in the chest reads 160 degrees F.

Allow the duck to rest a few minutes before serving.

Now that you understand how to cook duck well, experiment! Impress your family and friends with a duck recipe gourmet of kitchen, or try grilling on the barbecue or duck breasts, do not forget to cut through the skin and fat first, then cook gently.

About the Author:

Kristina Seleshanko is a former research librarian for “Gourmet” magazine and the author of 16 books.

Article Source: ArticlesBase.comThe Secret to Cooking Duck


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Haydels Game Calls Carbon Kwacker Duck Call


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Hayes Calls Bad Azz Duck Call


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Developed by ’97 World Champion Rick Dunn, Echo Calls have tremendous volume for open water and field conditions, as well as a fantastic low end for green timber hunting. All are Arkansas-style and hand-tuned–easy to blow, wet or dry.Duck call designed especially for lower volume, close calling.

Buck Gardner Calls Mag Nasty Duck Call Combo


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Rich-N-Tone Original Duck Calls - Black Acrylic


Rich-N-Tone Original Duck Calls – Black Acrylic


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Rich-N-Tone: the leader in World Championship titles!Simple. Versatile. Dependable. RNT calls do it all, from ringing hail calls to nasty bottom end duck to soft, up-close calling. Day in and day out dependability is the hallmark of RNT calls, giving you the flawless performance you demand — even under the most extreme conditions. With a commitment to your continued hunting success, RNT calls set the standard of excellence in both the field and on the World Championship stage.Since 1976, it has been RNT’s goal to build the meanest-sounding, best-performing — from top to bottom — duck calls on the planet — and they’ve done just that! From loud ringing hail calls and nasty bottom-end duck sounds, to its super-sexy, soft, up-close ”put your landing gear down” calling, this single-reed call will do it all.

Haydels Game Calls Big Blue Blue Winged Teal Duck Call


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A max volume call designed for hunters by huntersProduces screechy Blue Wing Teal duck quacks with maximum volumeDouble mylar reeds crank out volume with the forgiveness of a double reedBlows wet like all Haydels duck callsDesigned by duck hunters for fellow duck hunters that find themselves in a maximum volume situation, the Haydels Game Calls "Big Blue" Blue Winged Teal Duck Call produces big volume blue wing teal calls. With the proven ability to blow wet like all Haydel duck calls, the Big Blue cranks out a true, screechy Blue Wing Teal duck quacks with maximum volume. The double mylar reed setup gives you big volume with the forgiveness of a double reed. Color: Clear Blue. Manufacturer style #: BB-10.

Buck Gardner Calls Brads Reactor Duck Call - Black Pearl


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Masterful finishing calls Volume Flow Reduction construction All-acrylic, durable calls Produce a range of duck sounds Buck Gardner Calls Brads Reactor Duck Calls are masterful finishing calls that make educated late season ducks drop the landing gear and head straight for your decoys! VFR Construction (Volume Flow Reduction) reduces the amount of escaping air, resulting in more back pressure and better overall call control, especially in situations where finesse is critical to success. These all-acrylic, durable calls produce a range of duck sounds, from loud social contact calls to soft begging/ pleading. Color: Black Pearl.

Field Proven Calls Double Shot Poly Duck Call


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Smooth blowing double reed duck callHand tuned for user friendly realismWide tonal range with built in raspGreat call for both timber and open waterGreat control over volume and pitchConstructed of high quality poly specially blended for Field ProvenA smooth blowing double reed that works great around timber or open water hunting spots, the Double Shot Poly Duck Call from Field Proven Calls helps bring in the birds. Hand tuned to help you easily crank out realistic sound, this lightweight call gives you a wide range of tones with built in rasp. The Double Shot also gives callers great control over volume and pitch to help you make the call you need for different situations. Made of high quality poly. Manufacturers lifetime warranty. Made in USA.


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