Friday, 12 April 2013

Food on Friday: Duck and other Game Birds


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Food on Friday this time is a bit more exotic.  It is about duck dishes – or dishes with other game birds like pheasant, pigeon, quail etc.

According to Stephanie Alexander these things go well with game birds and with duck:

Garlic
Honey
Olives
Oranges
Soy sauce
Star anise
Walnuts



I was surprised that there weren't more common ingredients!

In addition to the common ones, duck goes well with:

Carrots
Celery
Cherries
Cumquats
Curry paste
Eggplants
Hoisin sauce
Limes
Pistachios
Red cabbage
Salad leaves
Salt
Spring onions (green onions)
Turnips


And the extra ingredients that go well with game birds are:

Bacon
Barley
Bay leaves
Cabbage
Caramelised onions
Cardamom
Chestnuts
Coriander seeds (cilantro)
Couscous
Cracked wheat
Cumin
Fortified wines
Ginger
Juniper berries
Lemons
Lentils
Mushrooms
Olive oil
Pancetta
Pickled plums
Pickled quinces
Pine nuts
Polenta
Potatoes
Poultry livers
Relishes
Rice
Rosemary
Shallots
Spinach

Personally, I would think most of that list would go just fine with duck, too!

Now, on to the link up.  Just put your name and the name of the dish into the first box and paste the url for your post into the second one.

Do pop by some of the other links to check them out.  If you would like a button you will find it on my contact page.  Cheers



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22 comments:

  1. Duck! One of my favourites!!

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  2. I am a fan of small exotic game birds, including duck. I've included links to a number of cooking techniques from my blog. I'm interested to see what other exotic birds appear today!

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  3. If it is done right, duck is so very good!!

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    1. I checked out your smoked duck with cherry compote posting - looks wonderful!

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  4. I love Peckin duck, only in Chinese restaurants...never made it and maybe never will, lol... Thank you for hosting. Now I'm gonna check on the recipes. Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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  5. Yum, I'm a huge fan of duck!

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  6. I am so happy you chose this theme, Carole...and am also excited at the great selection of recipes already posted!!

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  7. Thanks for the invite Carole. Love, love, love Duck. I've linked my Miso Glazed Barbecued Duck.

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  8. Hi Carole
    Thank you for inviting me
    Pls correct the missunderstanding that I made under # 18

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  9. Great idea! Duck is finally getting the attention it deserves!

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  10. Hey, thank you so much for including me in this list! Everyone seems to have great ideas! I may have messed up something in signing up (as simple as it looked) so now I am registered twice. I tried removing the first link but I don't know if it'll take time for it register and remove it or it is no removed. Thank you so much and I am really, truly sorry for the mess up.
    D.

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  11. So many wonderful recipes here. Hope everyone gets to try my Crispy Chicken Under Brick recipe. And I look forward to someday making one of these marvelous duck dishes.

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  12. I love duck but I always buy it when I go out. The last time we made it was for Christmas lunch. Apparently one duck is NOT enough for 5 people.

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  13. Yum! These recipes look great and some really interesting. What a great idea for a topic.

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  14. Hi Carole,
    Thank you for inviting me...PLease delete recipe no.34. I linked twice....

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  15. I added duck confit hash. I love the helpful pairings you provided for duck in this post!
    Fellow foodies might be interested in this complementary foods chart:

    http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/taste-buds/

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  16. hi...julesfood here. i'd love to participate. thank you so much for asking. i sent a link to Roasted Quail with an Orange Tarragon Glaze.

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  17. Hiya! moonblush baker reporting in, thanks for the link up.

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  18. You will find a delicious recipe for duck with port on our blog - cooked in a British made cast iron slow cooker. Though I'm sure you can adapt the recipe for other methods. This was sent to us from one of our customers, who prepared it for her daughter and proespective son in law! Please take a minute to look at our heritage cookware at www.netherton-foundry.co.uk

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  19. As always, Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Thanks for hosting! As always, excited to try what others' have made! :)

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