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Smoked Duck w/pix (QView?)

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

 

We planned a smokin' afternoon with an agenda of duck, pastrami and ABTs, none of which I'd smoked before. We're planning a party for next weekend and I wanted to try ABTs before serving them to company. Anyway,since this is the poultry section, about the duck:

 

We had to go to 3 supermarkets to find one, and one it was. There was a lonely frozen bird in the freezer section. We thawed it overnight in a bowl of lightly vinegared (cider) water. When it was just thawed (the parts they stuffed into the inside were still just slightly crystalline, but came out easily), I prepared the bird to marinate. First, I cut the skin with slices about an inch long about an inch aopart to let the fat out when she cooked. I put the bird in a bag with a marinade of half cider vinegar, half soy sauce, actually this stuff my wife bought called Bragg's Liquid Aminos, a soy product that tastes just like soy sauce but isn't fermented. I don't know if the use of this particular product affected the outcome any. It marinated in the fridge for about three hours.

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We sprinkled it inside and out with a 50-50 mix of coarse kosher salt and coarse cracked black pepper. I smoked it for about four hours at 225 using maple wood in the Traeger, then I transferred it to the Weber to cook on indirect, higher heat in an attempt to get the skin to crisp, and put the ABTs in the Traeger. The skin was quite dark, which scared me, but the inside temp was around 165 at that point, with some temps higher: in the leg, for example. The Weber was at about 325 or so.

 

The Duck at 4 hours:

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It got really dark (the bird) at that point. It cooked a lot faster than I anticipated, so I wrapped it in foil and put it aside for a while. I wanted the ABTs to finish first.

 

The duck at 6 hours, after trying to crisp her up:

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Bottom line: the duck was superb. Served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a side salad and a nice Shiraz, it was an excellent feast.

 

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A success overall.  And of course, I look forward to trying any suggestions readers may have for the next time.

post #2 of 16

It all looks perfect to me!! Nice Game Yard Bird . Anyone else come up with a better name for Duck. - Smoked Quacker - I dont know. Anyway it looks great. How did the ABT's come out for ya.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I put the details of the ABT experiment on the ABT forum. Kind of mixed results, but I'm going to try again.

post #4 of 16

That Duck looks good, I need to try that.  I love Duck and have not tried to smoke one yet

post #5 of 16

Great looking Duck man. Dang near impossible to find around here. Ihad to order it thru a local market last time I wanted one and it took 2 weeks to get  

post #6 of 16

OH YA           That looks good 

post #7 of 16

Nice lookin' DUCK !----The best eatin' bird of all !  IMO

 

 

Bear

post #8 of 16

Duck is easy to find in Korea.  I will smoke my 1st one in a couple weeks.  Thanks for breaking the ice!  Looks great.

post #9 of 16

Nice looking duck,Excellent job,The meal is making me hungry

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlaskaToy View Post

Duck is easy to find in Korea.  I will smoke my 1st one in a couple weeks.  Thanks for breaking the ice!  Looks great.


Yeah, a Duck Dinner was easy to find in Vietnam too. Then I listened closer----When a Vietnamese says "Dog", it sounds like "Duck"! 

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post




Yeah, a Duck Dinner was easy to find in Vietnam too. Then I listened closer----When a Vietnamese says "Dog", it sounds like "Duck"! 


 


Yeah, I know.  I went to the Morning Star Bar in Saigon and ordered stewed rabbit in red wine.  When I told some friends about how good it was, I was informed that there really aren't any rabbits in Vietnam.  BTW, that a nice looking duck.

post #12 of 16

Nice looking duck, just never really aquired a taste for it.  Lots of ducks here in Thailand.

 

Chalee

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bassman View Post




 


Yeah, I know.  I went to the Morning Star Bar in Saigon and ordered stewed rabbit in red wine.  When I told some friends about how good it was, I was informed that there really aren't any rabbits in Vietnam.  BTW, that a nice looking duck.

 

 

Meow!

post #14 of 16

Smoked duck sounds yummy!  ...and looks yummy too!  I've only ever roasted one...and only once.  I wasn't able to find one in any of the big grocery stores round here, but I did find one at an Asian food market...had all the parts, minus feathers and innards so felt kinda funny choppin off Aflac's parts.  :-D   Wuzn't near as plump as yours tho either...kinda scrawny.  Maybe a lil twisted to take a picture of a dead duck, but here 'tis anyway.  No wonder Daffy has such a lisp with that big ol tongue!

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post #15 of 16

That looks good, haven't had duck in years. Gonna have to put that on the list.

post #16 of 16

Yea Bear and when they say Monkey it sounds like Chicken....lol

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