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Duck bacon?

Postby golden6432 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:41 am

Does anyone have any ideas on how to make duck bacon?
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Re: Duck bacon?

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:48 am

golden6432 wrote:Does anyone have any ideas on how to make duck bacon?

I'm not sure it is possible, duck belly meat is mighty thin and not a lot of fat on a wild bird. But you can make Duck ham or prosciutto. Ham is easier BTW....

Prosciutto recipe:
http://honest-food.net/2012/07/05/duck-prosciutto-recipe/

And Duck Ham:
Duck Ham

Recipe adapted for one duck breast from Ruhlman’s Charcuterie

1 pint of water
45 grams kosher salt
13 grams sugar
5 grams pink salt
3 tbsp. maple syrup
3 tbsp. madeira
1 bunch of thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. juniper berries
The Cure: Dry Ingredients

Dry Ingredients to Duck Ham Cure

Step One: Assemble all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Let cool and the chill in fridge for an hour.

Step Two: Submerge duck breast in cure and weigh down to keep in cure. Refrigerate for 12 hours.

Step Three: Remove breast from cure and rinse thoroughly. Place on a baking rack on the fridge uncovered to dry for eight hours.

Step Four: Hot smoke over apple wood until internal temp hits 160 degrees.

Step Five: Let duck ham come to room temperature, then refrigerate.

http://frombellytobacon.com/2010/05/02/charcuterie-duck-ham/
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Re: Duck bacon?

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:54 am

Closest thing to "bacon" with ducks would be to make Duck Rillettes with it:
http://frombellytobacon.com/2010/04/10/charcuterie-duck-rillettes/

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Re: Duck bacon?

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:08 am

The Cajun 7 Course Meal; 1 lb. of boudin and a six pack of Abita beer.

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Re: Duck bacon?

Postby golden6432 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:54 am

thank you
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