With the fall and winter season fast approaching many people are now starting to buy frozen duck meat for use in their recipes. Don’t let the name scare you away – duck is a healthy and delicious food that makes a great addition to any meal. But how can you buy frozen duck meat? How do you know when it’s the freshest you can get it? There are many benefits to making your own duck legs confit recipe using fresh & frozen meats. Here are of our favorite benefits:
Fresh ingredients last longer in your fridge. If you’re like most people, your kitchen pantry is probably already overstocked with canned goods, frozen foods and leftover meals from family dinners. Because of this, it’s important that you keep an eye on expiration dates of all your favorite foods and avoid buying food from the supermarket that may have gone off by the time you get to the store.
Simply mix it with some vegetable oil, place it in a crockpot and in just a few days you have a tasty dinner that has been fully prepared and stored in your slow cooker.
Duck requires no cooking, no frying pans or baking. The traditional method of cooking a duck includes placing the bird into a pot of boiling water with an amount of salt that will render the meat edible, as long as you leave the skin on.
After a short time the salt will have rendered the meat unmarketable, as the water will have absorbed most of the salt. If you don’t want to have to deal with the high cost of salt, you can opt instead to buy a good quality cut of duck that comes prepared from the skin and legs, allowing you to simply cut it and serve it. The cut also adds a lot of flavor to the dish as well.
Another popular way to prepare duck meat is to mix it with some oranges and apple sauce. The idea here is to add a tangy, sour taste to the dish without actually adding salt. This works particularly well if you buy the apples or oranges that you are going to use freshly frozen, as the apples tend to lose their crispness over time, while the oranges tend to retain their natural flavor.
Combine the apples and oranges with your duck and let your children come at dinner. It won’t taste very good, but it will cut down on the amount of salt you’ll be adding to the dish, as well as creating a delicious contrast that is both sweet and sour at the same time.