December 03, 2009

Alton Brown's Christmas Duck

The recipe is now online at Food Network.com for AB's Christmas duck.
Please click here to get it:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/roast-duck-with-oyster-dressing-recipe/index.html

12 comments:

Morgan said...

I saw this episode as well, but forget why he did this?

Was it just to crisp up the skin or were there other reasons?

Maria Isabel Pita said...

He left it salted in the refrigerator to dry it out.

eldersprig said...

you left out slitting the duck skin

THE Holly said...

Think this would work for just a duck breast? For those of us that don't have an entire family to feed at Christmas.

MitchSchaft said...

I don't see why it wouldn't. Just cut the cooking time down. I'm surprised he didn't use his probe thermometer for it. I guess it's too small to worry about.

Jazztsax said...

Do the sugar plums go in the frige to dry out?

Mise En Place said...

No, Jazztsax.
On the counter for a few hours or overnight covered with a towel.

Gary said...

Sadly I can't find the Wassel recipe.

MitchSchaft said...

Here's the Wassail recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/wassail-recipe/index.html

Victor said...

So has anyone tried this recipe? I am ordering a pekin duck online, and before I turn 30 bucks into duck salad, I'd like to know what I'm up against... On FN it did not get good reviews, although I do realize, its not just the method but the cook behind it ;)

MitchSchaft said...

I definately take those reviews with a grain of salt. I'll let you know how mine turns out. My duck should be here today or tomorrow! Most of those people are just a fan of the different shows and not necessarily culinarily advanced :P.

MitchSchaft said...

Guys, my duck turned out great and everybody liked it. It turned out just like it did on his show. The dressing was outstanding and I plan to do that again.