I stupidly made an offhand comment that I would be interested in trying to cook a duck when my father-in-law recently mentioned duck hunting season was coming up. I got a call from him the other day saying he got one for me to cook. I politely passed on it, but I think the next one I'm going to have to actually attempt something.
I've done some searching around and it seems like it could be tricky due to the small size to get the cooking time right. Not only that, but with the "gamey-ness" of the bird, I'm not sure which recipes would be good to try.
Anyone have any good suggestions as to a good recipe or tips on preparing the duck? Most instructions on preparation I've found involve about a pound of parafin wax to remove pin feathers, etc. I'm sure its going to be an adventure.
I'm sure this is a stupid question, but here goes. I was thinking about getting some booze for my father for Father's Day without spending too much money (less than $50). I've seen articles around the web that seem to indicate that there are some half-way decent bottles of scotch that could be had for this price range. I'm thinking of small distillery or up-and-coming quality brands that aren't off the chart expensive like Johnny Walker or something. I'm sure that there is some truth to the "get what you pay for" motto, but I gotta believe there is something out there. The only wrinkle is that I live in a somewhat rural area which makes finding some of these smaller brands tough. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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