Posted by The Survival Center on March 22, 2016
Butchering Ducks Part 5 - Best part - A Big Duck Dinner - Yum!
part of the Self-Supporting, Self-Sufficient, Sovereign and Free Series.
The Best part - Yum!
Roasted Duck, Crock Pot Duck, Roasted Turkey, Squash, Rice, Quinoa, Apple Pie, Chip, Dip and Salsa.
Any time is a great time to eat well.
While the picture on the left shows a baked duck, it is a bit dark due to the enamel ware roaster and the darker color it turned to when baked. This does not in any way affect the taste or nutrition. It was awesome!
On the right is a Duck cooked in a crook pot. Slow cooking has some advantages, like just set it and forget it until the timer goes off. This duck was cooked in apple juice and let me tell you - Yum is an understatement.
We cooked two ducks two different ways so we could compare the differences. I think it just comes down to how you want to do it. Both had excellent flavor and all were tender and tasty.
After the above duck was baked, we covered it with a home made garlic basil dressing. This dressing is made famous locally by the people that make it Yummy local Foods
For a comparison we also roasted a turkey and then had everyone do a taste, preference test. Everyone liked it all and we could not decide on a winner. Many had never had duck roasted or in the crock pot so we all had fun tasting and stuffing ourselves.
Talk about stuffing ourselves, we started the day with some home made salsa, sour cream dip with chips and crackers. This helps to keep the vultures away from the cooks until the main courses are ready.
Next we made some home grown squash.
Did I mention earlier that we grew the ducks? Not the turkey we got it from a neighbor.
Squash in Stainless Steel pan at the right.
Butternut variety. They grow great and easy plus keep well over the winter. We are still eating some here in the spring.
Rice or Quinoa is a nice addition. Here is how we do it and save time and energy.
We use a Stainless Steel cook pot with lid.
We bring the rice or quinoa to a boil and then take it off the heat and wrap in two towels
30 to 45 minutes later you have cooked rice or quinoa.
Double towels at the right.
Pan of quinoa cooked at the left here. For a more detailed description of this process please go to this link.
And of course, what turkey/duck dinner would not be complete without some home made apple pie (crust made with lard) with apples we grew ourselves.
Did I mention home made whipped cream with real cow milk/cream AKA raw milk.
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