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    • silverfoxdude
    • By silverfoxdude 17th Jan 06, 1:14 PM
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    hehe, just read your title, and thought.,. a duck#1 what an earth are you going to do with a duck!!

    When I was little, my batty nana bought my sister and I a real live little baby duck each. (yes I know its clled a duckling!)

    My uncle came that night with some wine for my mum. She got drunk and went to bed, so we gave the duck a saucer of wine, well it got p!!$ed at a lord, its crop filled up and it was wobbling all over. Please forgive me, I was only about 11, but it was funny

    We put the ducks in the sink while we were at school. When we returned there was only one left!! My mum's friend's dog had eaten one!! As my sister was younger than me, I told her my duck had been murdered by the dog, but hers was ok. She put the duck in a friends shed that was near the canal, and looked after it, it grew up, fat and white and was released on the water when it was older.
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 17th Jan 06, 1:17 PM
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    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 17th Jan 06, 1:18 PM
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    I love duck, its a fav in our house, like most posts have said, i roast it on a rack so the fat drips down, which i then save for my roast potatos, yum!!!
    I wouldnt waste the duck hitting OH with it, a rolling pin however..................lol
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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 17th Jan 06, 1:25 PM
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    i would eat it all by myself, slowly, making sure to let him know I enjoyed it LOADS.
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    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 17th Jan 06, 3:06 PM
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    What was his lunch btw??

    Just wondering why he threw it away
  • MissMuppet
    What was his lunch btw??

    Just wondering why he threw it away
    by elisebutt65
    I cooked a joint of silverside beef in my slow cooker on saturday and we had half left so I made us both rolls for lunch yesterday! He says he never threw them away but I can't see how he managed pub lunch and the rolls...

    Unfortunately though we have split up today, nothing to do with yesterday!
    • tired mum
    • By tired mum 23rd Mar 06, 8:30 PM
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    what to do with duck
    really lucky yesterday picked up a large duck at asda for 1.50 yesterday should have been over 6.00 but now what can i do with it? would like to use on sun {mothers day}
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 23rd Mar 06, 8:36 PM
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    Hiya

    lots of ideas in these threads:-


    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=137118&highlight=duck%2A

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=126926&highlight=duck%2A

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=101615&highlight=duck%2A

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=64122&highlight=duck%2A
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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 23rd Mar 06, 8:37 PM
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    Crispy chinese duck and pancakes

    That would be my choice, personally

    BBC Food has some interesting recipes for duck, have a look and see what you think.

    HTH
    • snoozer
    • By snoozer 23rd Mar 06, 8:57 PM
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    The easiest thing to do with it is just roast it - it will be delicious. !!!!! the skin all over with a fork and rub with salt to make the skin really crispy. Roast on a trivet or something similar to let all the fat run off, duck is incredibly fatty but very moist because of it - the fat makes lovely roast potatoes. Cook at 190c for 20 mins per lb plus 20 mins. Mmm my mouth is watering
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 23rd Mar 06, 9:05 PM
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    I do a lovely oriental duck noodle thing

    Noodles & beansprouts strifried with soy & finely shredded veg , spring onions, red pepper

    Duck done in a griddle pan, salt into the skin and a marinade of honey, pinch of chinese all spice.

    Wish I was having that for tea mmm
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  • fizzel81
    cooking duck
    today in sommerfield i bought a duck (a cause it was half price and b its something i have always wanted to have a go at)

    anyway i have never attempted duck before, do you cook it like a chicken any tips would be most appreciated?
    it also has giblets in it i assume these will be in a bag? is there anything that can be done with them or do you just throw em

    many thanks Fi x
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  • wigginsmum
    Make sure you put it on a rack in the roasting tin - it's unbelievably fatty. Rub it all over with salt as this will crisp up the skin.

    I should imagine you could make giblets gravy just as you can with chicken.
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 1st Jul 06, 12:54 PM
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    it also has giblets in it i assume these will be in a bag? is there anything that can be done with them or do you just throw em
    by fizzel81


    Fry liver in butter and spread onto toast - delish

    Use giblets to make a stock - either for the gravy or any sauce you choose to make. Or simply to freeze and make a sauce or gravy at a later date.

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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 1st Jul 06, 12:57 PM
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    Hi fizzle,

    Leave the duck uncovered for 24 hours before cooking to allow the skin to dry out before rubbing in the salt, this should help it to crisp. Duck is very very fatty so it's important to have the duck raised out of the roasting tray to allow the fat to drain off....if you don't have a wire rack rest it on some scrunched up tin foil. Save the fat for making yummy roast potatoes.

    Preheat the oven to 220 degrees and roast for 20 minutes. Then turn the oven down to 180 degrees and cook for 2 and a half hours. You may have to drain the fat off a couple of times during this bit. Once the duck is cooked allow it to rest in a warm kitchen for at least 10 minutes.

    I make a sauce using morello cherry jam and any good red wine. Combine the two in a saucepan (1 part jam to three parts wine) and reduce over a lowish heat, then use a fine sieve to strain it.

    Here are some older threads that might help:

    Cheap duck!!!!

    Bought a duck for 3.99....

    duckling

    Duck hints

    Pink
    • kaya
    • By kaya 1st Jul 06, 2:26 PM
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    or you can put it in a tin on a rack, put boiling water in the bottom, cover with tinfoil and place in the oven for an hour, this steams the fat from the duck before roasting and part cooks it, remove after an hour and push the back of a knife over the skin, you will see the fat come from the skin and drop into the water below, this is stock/fat for your roasties, place it back in the tin/oven again and brush with honey every 10 mins, if it starts to burn cover with foil, honey glazed steamed and roast duck, luverlly jubberly
    • hex2
    • By hex2 1st Jul 06, 3:15 PM
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    Whatever you do you should cook it from fridge cold to help crisp the skin.

    I have used the method putlined by pink-winged many times and it is my fave although I will try the honey steamed version next - thanks Kaya
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  • fizzel81
    thank you.
    will be cooking monday now so i can dry the skin first i just need to make sure ive not gone into labour 1st
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    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 14th Apr 07, 11:18 AM
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    Whole duck gluttony
    hi there

    I got a whole gressingham duck from sainsburys last week on offer, and me & the OH are going to have this for our tea chinese style. Ive got the pancakes and the sauce and know about how to do the galze, so Im all set

    Does anyone have any idea how long it will take to roast - I know when I do legs they take ages? ANyone know?
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  • jennybb
    The best way I have done duck is a la Nigella (How to eat "Soft and Crispy duck")

    She is not precise about times - but poaches the duck first in water (30 - 45 mins) it can be done in advance then put in the fridge until you want to roast it. It smells a bit unpleasant while poaching. Be careful not to split the skin when taking it out of the pan. When you want to roast it, put in hot oven - again she is vague about precise timings - 30 - 40 mins.

    I have done duck often like this and it works well.

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