Duck Breast

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mr_whipple

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Put this breast in the cure on 5/22/23 for 13 days then hung in the chamber on 6/6/23. Pulled this last night after running some errands. Thanks again to LoydB LoydB for sharing his process. Weight loss had slowed to a crawl and looked to stop at only 18% loss after 3.5 months so here we are. The fat was almost 100% of the exposed surface so I'm sure that's what limited the weight loss.

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Smells wonderful. The mold 600 won't grow on the fat, but you could still the scent on the meat when I pulled it from the chamber. Couple shots from either side.

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Cut shot. The camera doesn't do the color justice.

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The taste is incredible. Fennel was perfect... not overpowering but right there. The fat is ridiculously decadent and almost melts away on the tongue. I am beyond happy with this so the other breast I froze is coming out to thaw today when I get home.


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Vac sealed the halves and will slice one of the pieces up this weekend to share with friends. Thanks for looking!
 
Put this breast in the cure on 5/22/23 for 13 days then hung in the chamber on 6/6/23. Pulled this last night after running some errands. Thanks again to LoydB LoydB for sharing his process. Weight loss had slowed to a crawl and looked to stop at only 18% loss after 3.5 months so here we are. The fat was almost 100% of the exposed surface so I'm sure that's what limited the weight loss.

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Smells wonderful. The mold 600 won't grow on the fat, but you could still the scent on the meat when I pulled it from the chamber. Couple shots from either side.

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Cut shot. The camera doesn't do the color justice.

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The taste is incredible. Fennel was perfect... not overpowering but right there. The fat is ridiculously decadent and almost melts away on the tongue. I am beyond happy with this so the other breast I froze is coming out to thaw today when I get home.


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Vac sealed the halves and will slice one of the pieces up this weekend to share with friends. Thanks for looking!
Beautiful! Looks absolutely outstanding. I love duck. The king of poultry in my opinion.
 
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Looks great Mr. W. Nicely done!!! I never realized that ducks had that much fat on them. It's a real eye opener for me.

Point for sure
Chris
 
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Beautiful! Looks absolutely outstanding. I love duck. The king of poultry in my opinion.
I love roasted duck but just don't do it as often as I should.

Looks great Mr. W. Nicely done!!! I never realized that ducks had that much fat on them. It's a real eye opener for me.

Point for sure
Chris
Loads of fat!! That's what keeps them from freezing to death swimming in ice cold waters. Keeps "shrinkage" to a minimum 🤣

You nailed that.
Thanks! I followed your lead.
 
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