Okay, never had duck other than at a Chinese place. Making duck and sausage gumbo. Really worried Scaup would taste terrible, especially after reading all the negative comments on the Internet. Soaked it in salt water for two days. Browned bite size pieces in Worcestershire sauce before putting in gumbo. Did a taste test before putting it in and.....tasted just like rare beef. I really liked it.
Can only imagine how good it tastes if marinated, etc. So I will keep shooting black jacks - especially since bistineau is full of them.
I have only killed one mallard. Can't wait to do a side by side taste test.