One thing on my to do list for this spring is to buy some Muscovy Ducks. I was wondering if any of the Brethrens has ever ate one? According to the article they have less fat than a regular duck and very easy to raise. Also next question has any one ever use duck fat to cook/fry with suppose to have lot better taste than lard. Any information is welcome.
03-18-2009 06:34 PM
Never ate one, but they sure are ulgy. An oyster is ugly, so give it a shot. I love oysters.
03-18-2009 09:03 PM
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03-18-2009 09:05 PM
I love Duck. Have not had that type as far as I know. My son used the Duck Fat to cook collard greens and that was awesome. Go for it
03-18-2009 09:54 PM
I have a friend down in Cajun country. He says to breed a tame mallard over muscovy hens the result are called mulies. He says they are the best I haven't tried it yet but have spoken with a few Cajuns and they all have backed him up on it.
I am going to try it some day. Right now I have to eat all of the wild duck in my freezer Lots of Woodys and Mallards it was a wonderful season this year.
03-19-2009 06:53 PM
We cooked Muscovy breasts at MIM in '06 but we bought it online and had it shipped to our hotel in Memphis. I don't know what it would take to breed/keep them. Good luck with that.
I think the breasts took 20th or something out of 100 in the exotic poultry category.
Good Eats, fer sure, but be aware that even tho they are less fatty, it still takes a lot to get that fat rendered out and it took Gary a long time to get all the little pinfeathers (?) off too. Here is a coupla pics - you can still see the thickness of the fat right along the top even with the crispy skin... really yummy though, and we ate it many times for practice before we turned it in. I'd like to know how they turn out for you.
03-20-2009 04:38 PM
Now that really looks good. I shouldnt have any trouble raiseing them. I should be able to pick up a pair around here for under 20 bucks they suooose to hatch out 3 bunches a year. If I dont like them can always give them away. Have a lot of space so they can free range