Ever try eating a farm raised duck? It's not the same. Not at all. Go buy one at the grocery store and try. Post up what you think and I mean compare it to a wild duck. Maybe swamp has a good recipe. BLACKENED duck?
Farm duck is not the same at all. Both are very good but normally farm raised duck has a lot of fat and will be more like eating chicken as far as the meat texture. The best duck I have ever had was in a restaurant in New Orleans and I "garontee" it was a tame one!
We bought a duck once at the grocery store. Don't know what I was thinking...buying an 8-pound duck. Must've been stoned er sumthin. When we baked it it was beautiful. I eagerly sliced into that baby anticipating sheer wonderfulness of cuisine and what I got was a slice of nice duck meat that I chit you not...had a layer of fat about an inch thick on top of the breast meat. Tried choking it down and couldn't. It was just too greasy. Tossed it into the trash. ¨Wanton wasted it¨.
They used to serve duck every Wed. at Terminal camp in Valdez during the early months of 1975 during the Alaska pipeline. Then they stopped for some reason, but I thought they were some of the best birds I had ever eaten. I'd get two whole ducks each Wed night, and take one for lunch the next day. Couldn't get enough!