Wheres the best place (Supermarket) to buy Duck....

Found 30th Apr 2009
Following on from a previous thread, I've now decided to do a 3 course meal for the OH (to show how much I care)

Starter of Soup - French Onion or Cream of Tomato
Duck Main Course - TBC
Sweet of Meringue Nests (how can i make this look fab!) - isnt it just a nest, with a squirt of cream, with a few fruits thrown on top?

Anyone give me ideas on how I can make this that extra bit special.

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Sainsburys have gressingham ducks on offer atm i believe

I see duck in most supermarkets now.

this sounds like a lovely meal x x

Sainsbury's Gressingham Whole Duck (approx. 2.4kg)
Save 50% was £6.89/kg now £3.44/kg

Smash the meringue nests up a tiny bit and fold them into greek yoghurt or whipped cream with orange segements or raspberries stirred through, it's really nice

Is it a special occasion? or do you just never normally cook?
don't forget a few fresh flowers and candles on the table

and if you are roasting your duck put it on a rack so the fat drips off...it's a very fatty bird

queenlush;5085767

and if you are roasting your duck put it on a rack so the fat drips … and if you are roasting your duck put it on a rack so the fat drips off...it's a very fatty bird



+1

and save the fat as well, good for making roast potatoes with!!

You are probably looking to use duck breast tbh, try lidl. i know they do (or did) large frozen duck breast (enough for 2) for a decent price. Make sure you get it skin on as well! everyone loves crispy skin!

starsparkle2311;5085873

Don't do duck, I bought one from Sainsbury's, the house stank, hardly any … Don't do duck, I bought one from Sainsbury's, the house stank, hardly any meat on it, it's not that good, the cat ended up eating it, the rest got thrown in the bin:thumbsup:If you want duck, order it from the Chinese takeaway;-)



Mmmmmm!! Duck in orange sauce from the chinese! love it! :-D

Original Poster

no special occasion... just love cooking - but sick of cooking the same old same old

I dunno about Duck you see.. Havent cooked/used it at all before.. looking for inspiration from you lot :thumbsup:

Disco, try here for receipe:
]Duck breasts take your pick from You tube

Last time we cooked whole duck took forever and very smelly and fatty, (unless it was the M & S chinese half portion (part pre-cooked/vacumed packed). . Easier to stick to duck breasts, especially with a delicious sauce.

Suggest getting it, sainsbugs has promotion on whole duck (as mentioned earlier), otherwise I think other supermarkets are about same price if just getting duck breasts.

Charlie Brown

Banned

i would suggest a chinese supermarket fi you want it cheap

same as chicken breast

Supermod

Why are you using squirty cream? Buy some double and whisk it. Dont over whisk it though. Just make sure it forms stiff peaks.

Do a meringue layer as opposed to nest. Draw circles on your baking sheet and bake the meringue until it cooked throughout. Do 3 each (about 3-4" wide) and stack them with cream and strawberries between each layer and finish it off with strawberries on top.

Original Poster

charlie brown;5086290

Disco, try here for receipe:]Duck brests take your pick from You tube … Disco, try here for receipe:]Duck brests take your pick from You tube Charlie Brown



HMmm........ thank you

Duck Breast on Orange Leek Sweet Potato Puree sounds lush so that could be a go-er! lol :thumbsup: Rep Added. (rep added to all later)

magicjay1986;5086421

Do a meringue layer as opposed to nest. Draw circles on your baking sheet … Do a meringue layer as opposed to nest. Draw circles on your baking sheet and bake the meringue until it cooked throughout.


I've bought re-baked ones?

Extra Special Duck Crown - £5.00 @ Asda
2x Extra Special British Duck fillets 321G - £5.50

Which one Am i best off getting, or does it depend on what i'm making?

Do you have any farmers markets where you can buy fresh/organic it does make the difference.

JAYKAY72;5086800

Do you have any farmers markets where you can buy fresh/organic it does … Do you have any farmers markets where you can buy fresh/organic it does make the difference.



Yeah... Twice the price..:giggle:

Whole duck cut in half after being cooked, served with French fries, and orange salad... Easy and great to eat..:thumbsup:

Original Poster

mm sounding nice -- have a few days to finalise it so keep any ideas coming

you could opt for duck in pancakes with hoisin sauce ....lettuce cucumber and spring onion...easy to prepare and everything can be done beforehand ..it's a very rich meat so something light is best to go with it...i like the sound of the orange salad
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