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Roasting a Muscovy duck


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Roasting a Muscovy duck

Katerina | Feb 4, 2003 11:24 AM

I have roasted a a duck only once, and it was a disaster - the thing basically drowned in its own fat, despite my best efforts, and the taste was nondescript; it was supermarket duck, after all, so I blamed myself only partially. I have always heard that Muscovy ducks are more like the ducks I grew up eating (in Prague), not quite so greasy and rather meaty, so now I really want to roast one.

Please advide: Do I need special equipment like one of those racks that lift the bird from the pan, or should I just remove the fat as it accumulates? And how big are those ducks on average? There's only two (big) eaters in the household.

Any other tips? Thanks...

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