Tonight, Iron Chef America re-run of 2005 Flay vs. Ming Tsai. Battle:DUCK.
Ming uses an air compressor on a duck and "seals" the duck just with towels and squeezing by hand long enough to blow in enough air to cleanly separate the skin from the flesh. Alton sarcastically mentions big men and straws, but also enviously says he's actually seen it done with a bicycle tire pump.
Has anyone ever used any techniques to separate skin from poultry?
I've clawed my way under skin to insert stuff like lemon slices and thyme, but I've never even thought of using a contraption...