Muscovy Duck Breast
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Muscovy duck, raised with no antibiotics or hormones on a California farm in open, spacious barns that permit natural behavior. The stress-free environment, balanced grain diet and the fact that ducks are raised to full maturity - twice as long as the industry standard – contribute to the flavor of our Muscovy duck. Prized for its lean, full-flavored red meat and thin skin, Muscovy duck is a favorite among our chefs.
- Raised humanely in open barns
- No antibiotics or hormones from birth
- Corn, soy, wheat and alfalfa diet
- 2 whole breasts per pack
- Sold in an uncooked state
- Product of USA
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Cooking Methods: Pan-Sear, Pan-Roast, Sous Vide, Grill
Cooking Tips: Muscovy duck is the leanest of our ducks and will render less fat when cooking. Using a fork, prick the skin all over before roasting a whole duck to help the fat render. Add aromatics like shallots, citrus, garlic, and/or herbs to the cavity for flavor. Using a rack or vertical roaster in a shallow roasting pan will allow the skin to crisp nicely. Save the precious rendered fat for another use. The robust flavor of a Muscovy duck pairs well with fruit-forward sauces and glazes.
For over three decades, our California farm has followed the French humane breeding and husbandry traditions; ducks live in open, spacious barns that permit natural behavior.
The ducks never receive any growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics, and are allowed to reach full maturity, at 85 days on average, which is twice as long as industry standard. This is a crucial difference between our methods and those of the average farm. The ducks get a balanced diet of corn, soy, wheat and alfalfa.