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Wild Game Recipe: Holiday Roast Wild Duck
1 lg. duck or 2 mallards
2 chopped carrots
½ c. vinegar
2 chopped apples
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, cut up
2 med chopped potatoes
2 T. salt
½ c. water
½ c. cranberries
Rice, baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes
2 strips bacon (opt.)
Salt & pepper to taste
- Soak the duck(s) in marinade of vinegar, garlic, salt and enough cold water to cover.
- Marinate overnight.
- Season with salt and pepper inside and out.
- Brown well in lightly oiled skillet, to remove excess fat.
- Stuff each cavity with chopped potatoes, carrots, apples and cranberries. This stuffing, discarded after cooking, absorbs unwanted fat and wild flavor.
- Place 2 cup-up carrots in bottom of crock-pot to act as a rack for duck(s).
- Put stuffed duck(s) in pot.
- Add ½ cup water.
- Cover in a cast iron skillet or oven safe baking dish, cook on high for 2 hours, then turn to low and cook for 8 hours. Before serving, remove chopped, vegetables from each cavity.
- Serve with rice, baked potatoes, or baked sweet potatoes.
- If duck has been skinned, pin 2 strips of bacon across each breast and place under broiler for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.