About this product
Delight in duck! Our pasture-raised Pekin ducks are tender, flavorful and rich. Chef Gabrielle Hamilton once had this to say about duck: "It’s a friendly, high-yield perfection. With its crispy skin and juicy meat, it’s the best of the birds; with its interesting depth of flavor, almost metallic iron-richness and relative cost, it rivals beef." We agree wholeheartedly, and we love to cook pastured duck for two reasons: the meat is delicious, and the fat that renders out is also amazing, and useful for cooking steak, vegetables or slathering on bread.
Our pastured ducks are carefully raised by our network of poultry farmers in the mid-Atlantic, where they graze freely and have ample access to fresh water for bathing. Their diet includes GMO-free grain, plus grasses and legumes foraged from the pasture. They are never fed any hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. Does not include gizzards or neck.
Basic Cooking Technique
Score or prick the skin before cooking in order to allow the fat to render out (you can expect 2 cups rendered duck fat from a whole roasted duck. Strain the schmaltz into a clean jar and store in your refrigerator to use with vegetables, potatoes, steak, challah and more.) Roast whole, draining the fat off periodically. Then put your carcass to work making scrumptious stock. Duck is very rich -- even a little bit added to a salad will go a long way, so with creativity you can get a few meals out of one Whole Duck.
Peking Duck with Honey & Five-Spice Glaze (NY Times)
Roast Duck with Orange & Ginger (NY Times)
Roast Duck with Cumin, Lavender & Honey (Isaac Bernstein)
This product is shipped frozen and will arrive frozen or refrigerated.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
I bought it because my husband loves duck. For the price, there was very little meat save for the drum sticks. Perhaps that's normal?
This was the meatiest & prettiest kosher duck I’ve ever seen, granted I got a 5.65# bird, but it was lovely braised with mushrooms & chestnuts in white wine. Will definitely buy again.
I roasted this whole duck for Sukkot this year - lemon/garlic in the cavity, honey/balsamic glaze on the outside - and it was OUTSTANDING! My only nitpick would be that there were a few too many feathers left on the skin for my personal preference (I spent some time cleaning up with a tweezer pre-chag). But the meat was absolutely delicious and I now have a healthy jar of duck fat in the freezer for future use. I'll definitely buy this again.
Packs & Weights
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packs. Most packs contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packs will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packs of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
These vacuum-sealed packs are generally packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packs you'd like in the box, you'll make that choice under "Number of Packs". Then you'll choose the total weight of the box (that is, the combined weight of all the the packs in that box).
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packs, ~1.9lbs, and the price shows as $60.78.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packs of lamb chops inside. The whole thing will weigh approximately ~1.9lbs and will cost $60.78.
Each pack will contain 2 lamb chops, and weigh approximately .95lbs.
You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. Each will weigh approximately .475lbs (note that one may be slightly larger and one slightly smaller).
Weight Ranges & Prices
To keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable, products with variable weights are sold in a weight range (this includes most frozen meats, with the exception of deli meats, sausages and beef jerky). We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. If a price/lb is shown with a *, it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with each weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the weight ranges for all our products:
|less than 0.99lb||0.05lb|
|1lb - 2.19lb||0.1lb|
|2.2lb - 2.74lb||0.30lb|
|2.75lb - 10.24lb||0.25lb|
|10.25lb - 19.99lb||0.5lb|