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duck hearts and liver

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:33 pm

how many of you guys take the time to eat the heart and livers? this morning, i sauteed an onion in bacon grease for a while then threw in some hearts and livers from some mallards, woodies, and teal i have shot this season. i also threw in some crumbled up crispy bacon and served it next to some over easy eggs. it was phenomenal.

do you guys save the hearts and liver or do you toss them? if you toss them, consider saving them. they are some good eats as long as you dont overcook them.
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby garlicsalt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:39 am

by far the best parts. love em
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Fowl Intentions » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:08 pm

I save the hearts but the livers...Here's my thoughts.

Liver is the bodies filter yes? so in this reasoning the duck liver would be a filter for what the ducks eat. Well the ducks I shoot come down from Canada filling their bellies with corn, wheat, soybeans, and the like. Well where does that corn etc come from...Monsanto. I don't choose to eat GMO's and Monsanto produces GMO grains north of me, where the ducks come from.

Just to point out these are my thoughts on the subject, I do eat my big game livers but they are mountain animals and don't spend much time in the grain fields (this is where I hunt them).

Not to hijack this thread but what do you guys think, am I crazy for not eating duck livers? I do like the hearts.

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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Professor_Leakey » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:07 pm

they taste good, so i eat them....i know not everybody bothers and whatever you do with them is your business, of course. im afraid i am a little uneducated in regards to monsanto and gmo's. can you enlighten me on that a little? thanks
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:55 pm

cajun dirty rice.....the most heavenly creation ever made for use of gizzards, hearts and livers of waterfowl!!
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby flightstopper » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:57 pm

That the recipe you always use Swamp?
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:00 pm

flightstopper wrote:That the recipe you always use Swamp?

damn close to it...but more onion, celery and bell pepper, with minced garlic. I'll post it soon for you guys. :thumbsup:
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:13 pm

the hearts will give an iron taste to the dirty rice. They are a slightly sweet meat though, and do not bother me-but if you do not like them, you can leave them out. grind them with the gizzards.
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby flightstopper » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:19 pm

Use livers?
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Re: duck hearts and liver

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:26 pm

flightstopper wrote:Use livers?

yes, either mash them into a mush and cook the hell out of them, or slice them thin and saute in butter quickly and not over cook them, then mix in....they will fall apart. I prefer to fry in butter and mix in.....you can try it both ways. It will be stronger in flavor if you cook it to a mush though.
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