Would you believe that Duck Fat is one of our top selling seasonings! The duck fat spray that we sell consistently falls into our top 5 seasonings almost every month of the year. That is because duck fat is delicious, so when you think about that it makes me wonder why I don’t cook duck more often! I love the taste of duck and it’s also easy to cook. The breast is the most sought-after piece of meat on the bird, so that’s what we are going to tackle today. We are going to be searing the duck breast and then finishing it on the smoker to a perfect medium rare.
Duck hunting season is drawing to a close and in Alberta duck hunters are allowed to limit out at around 8 birds a day depending on the time of year, which means there is a lot of ducks out there that need to be smoked! Smoked duck is packed with flavour because it is naturally more fatty than other forms of poultry like chicken and turkey. Our aim with this recipe is to have amazing, shredded duck legs and thighs and perfectly cooked breast that isn’t dried out.