Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Gressingham Whole Duck with Giblets (Approx 2Kg) Was £11.58 Now £5.78 - Valid until 22/07/2008
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Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Gressingham Whole Duck with Giblets (Approx 2Kg) Was £11.58 Now £5.78 - Valid until 22/07/2008

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Found 17th Jul 2008Made hot 17th Jul 2008
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Gressingham Whole Duck with Giblets (Approx 2Kg) good price I think if you like duck

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Better warn Bella and ducky.........

Picked one up the other day and finished it off last night - tasty, tasty, tasty!!

The whole ducks are half price in there - makes them cheaper than just two breasts! If you're happy to joint it yourself (or just cook whole), an absolute bargain.

These have been this price for some time now in my local store. We bought one last week and I must say we all found it far too fatty compared to others we have eaten. Good deal if you are on a tight budget but there is much nicer and healthier out there than this ! IMO

I got one of these and I was disappointed by the amount of meat on the bird... I don't know why it would be... but it seemed to have an unusually large ribcage for a duck so that it looked enormous but had a very shallow amount of meat on the surface... I was probably just unlucky and got a freak duck.

Good to see this being voted hot but it does raise the following question.

Why does duck deserve a hot vote and chicken a cold one?

Surely they're raised under the same sort of conditions?

(maybe the food nazi's are still abed :lol:)

Not a very good deal when your vegetarian though

Banned

Good deal, and from the pic it looks like u scanned the duck

Anyone got a recipe for a nice crispy roast duck?

mrbill;2545377

Anyone got a recipe for a nice crispy roast duck?



stick it in the oven with a load of Fat

very nice voted hot

paul.jacobs;2545516

stick it in the oven with a load of Fat



You really don't need to add a lot of fat. Just use the fat that'll be running off the duck itself. Last time this deal was on I roasted my duck and ended up with more duck fat than I could ever imagine needing. I think I've still got some in the fridge.

Fortunately it makes the best roast potatoes ever - I've been using it to roast baby new potatoes in their skins - just throw in some rosemary and a little garlic (if you're that way inclined) and you get lovely crunchy little bite-sized potatoes.

iapetus;2545596

You really don't need to add a lot of fat. Just use the fat that'll be … You really don't need to add a lot of fat. Just use the fat that'll be running off the duck itself. Last time this deal was on I roasted my duck and ended up with more duck fat than I could ever imagine needing. I think I've still got some in the fridge.Fortunately it makes the best roast potatoes ever - I've been using it to roast baby new potatoes in their skins - just throw in some rosemary and a little garlic (if you're that way inclined) and you get lovely crunchy little bite-sized potatoes.




I'm getting hungry now - must eat, must eat :w00t:

This is a regular offer (every 4 months or so) which I always look out for. The ducks are raised in better conditions than the chickens and are very tasty. To reduce the fattiness always use a trivet so the fat can drain throough the duck and we put an orange inisde it to help cut the grease as well

Shengis;2545256

Good to see this being voted hot but it does raise the following … Good to see this being voted hot but it does raise the following question.Why does duck deserve a hot vote and chicken a cold one?Surely they're raised under the same sort of conditions?(maybe the food nazi's are still abed :lol:)



http://www.scriboergosum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/med_19672_battery-cages4.jpg

http://www.duckpond.co.za/items/1080124210-0312.jpg

Because ducks swim on ponds. jeeez i thought everone knew that

We got this last time it was on and it was luuuuuuuuuuuuush. Also use the duck fat for potatoes, and still have some in the fridge too.

Right, off to Sainsburys now!

http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i290-17/s07/ducky.jpg

How could you?!?!?!?!?

gobofraggle;2545236

I got one of these and I was disappointed by the amount of meat on the … I got one of these and I was disappointed by the amount of meat on the bird... I don't know why it would be... but it seemed to have an unusually large ribcage for a duck so that it looked enormous but had a very shallow amount of meat on the surface... I was probably just unlucky and got a freak duck.



Duck's always have very little meat on them, i suppose people buy them for the different taste!!

good comment shengis, thats my thoughts exactly!!!!!

diekund - believe what you like!! but that pic aint living in the same place sainsburys get them from!!

http://www.gan.ca/images/foie/other/DSC_0300.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gan.ca/campaigns/foie%2Bgras/fact%2Bsheets.en.html&h=425&w=639&sz=67&hl=en&start=5&tbnid=rDdf0v_FJBopOM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dintensive%2Braised%2Bducks%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX

sorry tried to get a pic of a 'happy' duck (which is stuck in a cage with blood running from its eyes - check google images)

mrbill;2545377

Anyone got a recipe for a nice crispy roast duck?



I use my father's recipe for roast duck but found this which looks pretty similar.

channel4.com/foo…tml

BTW, I can't believe anyone would put fat on a duck before roasting it. My tp would be to use an old baking tin (cos you may want to chuck it at the end) or at least lay tin foil in the tin and ensure the duck is roasted on a rack well clear of the tin. If you've never roasted a duck before you'll be surprised how much fat comes out of it.

Good deal: In my experience Sainsburys often do half price ducks - about once every 8 weeks or so.

remove any excess fat from neck and rear end ,pierce all over with cocktail sick or similar just breaking skin, then place on rack in baking tray and pour about half pint of boiling water over duck, leave water in baking tray, then rub salt over duck , then roast as per instructions on packaging. always turned out lovely and crispy for me and not to fatty

whole ducks in tesco are £5 at the moment too

mcozmick;2547406

sorry tried to get a pic of a 'happy' duck (which is stuck in a cage with … sorry tried to get a pic of a 'happy' duck (which is stuck in a cage with blood running from its eyes - check google images)



http://www.thelookmachine.com/weblog/162050InQM_w.jpg this type of happy duck?

http://www.factoryfarming.org.uk/images/ducks.jpg

na, this type of 'happy' duck


http://www.hsus.org/web-files/Ducks/540x360_ducks_cages_dead.jpg

or these two!!!!

Had one of these for Sunday lunch yesterday and it was absolutely delicious. Ran out to Sainsburys and bought two more before 4pm! Will freeze. Great find much enjoyed by whole family.

"Gressingham Farms supplies Gressingham Foods with its Gressingham Ducks through a completely integrated farming system, from breeding through to hatching and rearing.
At Maple Tree Farm in Suffolk, we hatch our special breed of ducks. Day-old chicks from our hatchery are then reared on one of our farms which are situated predominantly in Suffolk, in an open environment with natural light and straw bedding.
Their feed contains high quality cereals including wheat, soya, sunflower extracts, vitamins and minerals. No meat, bonemeal or other unnecessary additives are used.
Gressingham Farms sources straw from local farmers and returns organic manure to benefit their vegetable and cereal production. All Gressingham’s farms are committed to the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s (FWAG) Diversity of Wildlife plan—promoting biodiversity around the locations in which they operate."

Hope that helps with any welfare concerns. :thumbsup:
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