So, I am going to start out by being really honest. I have had duck and thought it tasted good. But, I would never have imaged going to the store, buying and cooking it. I never would have known where to start in regards to cooking it and what would taste good with it.
That is why I am so excited I found out about Ott, A.'s Iron Chef Challenge! The themed ingredient for this month is Duck!
So, luckily I have great co-workers (Leah and Megan) who have been to Maple Leaf (an Indiana based duck company) and know how to cook duck and had all these great recipe ideas! And, Leah was nice enough to even let me come over so we could cook it together! The night ended up being lots of fun and we decided we needed to cook together more often!
Maple Leaf has great resources and recipes on there website so if you are new to the duck world like me be sure to check it out!
So, I started easy and bought the Maple Leaf Ready to Cook Boneless Roasted Garlic Duck Breast.
They came individually packaged and I bough two.
I then cooked the duck in a skillet with the skin side down to cook off some of the fat.
I then cut off the fat and sliced the duck into thin strips
I then mixed the sesame oil, Asian seasoning mix, and 2 of the ramen seasoning packets. I then put the sliced duck strips in the sauce and tossed them back in the skillet with some vegetable oil for a couple minutes. I then removed them from the skillet and kept the meat warm.
I had some carrots, red pepper and green onions and sliced and I tossed them in the skillet for a couple minutes.
Then I brought the water, ramen noodles, and remaining seasoning packets to a boil and cooked for 5 minutes