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Smoking Goose and Duck Breast

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by veener88, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. veener88

    veener88 Smoke Blower

    I just got back from the back yard and between my buddies and I have have 3 geese and 3 ducks to smoke. We have just breasted them out. I am wondering what is the best way to smoke these? Should I brine them? I have never done wild game meat and for me I got my first Goose and Duck and started hunting last year. Since we want to smoke them and then freeze some I am only going to cook them up to about 145 and then when we want to cook them for a meal we just put them in a cast iron pan and we are set. That way we do not dry them out.

    Thanks for any help on this.
  2. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I like them marinated in Italian dressing at least overnight and then wrapped in bacon. The bacon doesn't have to cover every little bit of meat, just added for a little juice and flavor.

    I don't know if your into jerky or not but I make alot of jerky with duck and goose also. It's pretty good stuff!
  3. veener88

    veener88 Smoke Blower


    That sounds nice and simple. And for me simple is best.

    BTW this is a picture of mongos work.


  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Yup, they are pretty easy to make that way Veneer. If ya want even a little quicker cut the breast up into 4 to 6 pieces and grill it instead. If you grill I recommend wrapping comepletly in bacon as it helps protect the meat. I just use toothpicks to hold it on.

    Good boy Mongo!!! I just love a good hunting dog. I've never personally had a good water dog but have sat in a blind with several. I've had a couple good bird dogs back when we had birds and many good hounds both beagle and coon.
  5. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ditto the bacon. I have smoked a bunch of goose brined, and wrapped in bacon. All good stuff