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Waterfowl recipes

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by Branta, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. OnHoPr

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    Have any of you duck hunters ever come up with a recipe for your better halves? I am referring to your pooches. Maybe in late season shoot a few mergs or coots. Make a brine of some sort, then brine merg fillets halved for a while then smoke or oven dry until they are as tough as a cowhide chewy. It might help your wing or swat shooting on dull days in the marsh.
     
  2. Howitzer

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    Here is one I did on the fly while smoking some chicken and gave some wood duck breasts a shot.
    Marinate breasts in Apple Cider for 1 day - less should be ok but 24 hours is optimal
    coat with Montreal Steak Seasoning
    Put in smoker until done @ 225 degree's.

    I took the breasts that I smoked to a dinner to put on cheese and crackers and it was immediately devoured without the cheese and crackers.
     

  3. Howitzer

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    Building on my experiment I did the following, and I am not kidding when i say that it is the best wood duck I have ever had.

    Marinate in Apple Cider for 24 hours.
    Liberally coat breasts with Montreal Steak Seasoning
    Put in smoker for 2 hours @ 225 degrees, I used hickory

    The meat is phenomenal on its own but when combined with Habanero Cheese it the spice so gave it another level so try throwing in some extra pepper if you dare.
     
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  4. AaronJohn

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    this will be tried this weekend
     
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  5. Howitzer

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    My wife told me to "shoot more ducks" after trying this...Happy Wife Happy life.
     
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  6. Howitzer

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a lightly salted smoked jerky, it may even be suitable for human consumption. Try my recipe below but cook til its tough as shoe leather.
     
  7. Spartan88

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    My dog likes spoon bills and woodcock, I marinade fillets in light Italian dressing for a couple hours and toss them on the grill. Remember guys, don't spoil your retriever... :D
     
  8. ajkulish

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    Cooked my dog some coot breast last week. Salt and pepper, grill it to med rare. All yours buddy. Only table food he gets. Thought it was phenomenal. But still, wont even eat a goldeneye prepared the same way....