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At Maple Leaf Farms we fully appreciate that producing safe, nutritious duck in socially responsible manner is a complex balancing act. Not only do we need to focus on taking good care of our animals and the environment, but we also strive to care for our people and our communities.
Whole duck is a great option for home cooks at all skill levels, but consumers who have never prepared it are often intimidated by the prospect of fixing it the first time. With the right cooking techniques and recipes, anyone can prepare a delicious whole duck in the comfort of their kitchen.
Because duck leg meat offers a rich flavor that blends well with a variety of cuisines, you can use it in any number of dishes. Feel free to substitute it for chicken or red meat in your favorite recipes or peruse our broad collection of duck leg recipes for inspiration.
Peking Duck is a renowned Chinese roast duck dish that dates as far back as 400 AD. One of the most symbolic dishes of Chinese cuisine, it gained prominence as a staple on 13th century imperial menus of several royal dynasties several hundred years ago.
Duck breast is very versatile, making it very popular among chefs and home cooks who are looking to bring variety to favorite recipes. From pasta to salads and more, duck’s rich flavor and red meat texture make it a great addition to any number of dishes.
Looking for a simple way to add variety to your duck dishes? Try adding a sauce. Duck’s unique flavor—poultry with a red meat punch—lends itself to a wide array of flavors and cuisines. And one of the easiest ways to dress up a duck dish with minimal effort is to add a sauce.
Whole duck is often associated with special occasions or formal dinners. But it doesn’t have to be. Duck is the perfect protein for any time you are entertaining, whether it is a holiday meal or a casual get-together with friends.
Don’t be intimidated if you have never prepared a whole duck. Although some home cooks mistakenly believe it is more difficult to prepare than other whole birds, cooking a whole duck is an easy kitchen skill to master. At Maple Leaf Farms, we get to work with some of the best chefs in the world. Here are some of their top tips for preparing whole duck at home.
While most home cooks gravitate to duck breast when they want to prepare duck, there’s another cut you should turn to if you want to unlock the full potential of duck: duck legs.