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SmokyOkie
12-09-2008, 05:25 PM
There's a blue norther blowin' in this afternoon. That calls for comfort food, and it just so happens that I have a couple Maple Leaf duck breasts in the freezer that are about to go past their usable state of existence.

I though I'd pan sear them and finish them in the oven while I make some caramel/pear/brandy sauce to go over the top of them.

I know this isn't really outdoor cooking, but I guess I'm just a bit of a wus tonight.

Anybody want to see any pix even though it's inside?

If there's any interest, I'll see if I can snap a couple.

cabinetmaker
12-09-2008, 05:43 PM
chit yea man.

californiasmokin
12-09-2008, 05:46 PM
Take some pictures Tim,I am always interested in something new be it inside or out.I have never cooked a duck, and take pictures of the sauce making too.

bigabyte
12-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Pics Pics!


http://www.qsl.net/cars/images/uncle_sam_wants_you.jpg

To post some Pics!

californiasmokin
12-09-2008, 06:04 PM
With a high temp of 36 degrees and snow in the forecast I guess we'll let you slide:roflmaoha0:

chef schwantz
12-09-2008, 06:06 PM
With a high temp of 36 degrees and snow in the forecast I guess we'll let you slide:roflmaoha0:

You guys are complaining about 36? Thats shorts and t shirt weather up here this time of year.:roflmaoha0:

californiasmokin
12-09-2008, 06:18 PM
You guys are complaining about 36? Thats shorts and t shirt weather up here this time of year.:roflmaoha0:

Precisely why I live in California.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:
We just got our first frost last night.I had to scrape my windows on the car.But I do work in shorts all year round.I don't mind the cold as long as you don't get that wind chill factor.Snow is nice to visit,but I don't think I would like living in it though.

Lawdog
12-09-2008, 06:38 PM
love to see the pics, I know what you mean about the weather, we are getting the same stuff, 31*, 19* windchill, just a touch of snow this morning. Groud was to warm to let anything stick though, he11 it was 68* for a high here yesterday.
Again love to see some duck pics

SmokyOkie
12-09-2008, 07:06 PM
I'll try to get some pix.

Short One
12-09-2008, 07:53 PM
:shrug: Sounds good Tim, but I think someone left the :fridge:fridge open up here. Hi in low 20's today with 15 to 20 mph north winds, gusts to 30. Single digit lows tonight with wind chill of around -5. :ack2: Got the brass monkey in out of the yard earlier so he wouldn't loose any parts tonight.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::oops:

SmokyOkie
12-09-2008, 10:02 PM
We're hot compared to that. Mid 20s overnight, wind gusting to 35 at present. Our first dose of real winter.

Here's some pix

First, score the skin in a cross hatch to allow for crisping and let the excess fat out

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1626.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1631.jpg

Peel, core and slice some Bosc pears ( any exttra firm variety will do, but I like Bosc the best)

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1627.jpg

Sear the quacker meat on the skin side, then off to the oven @ 300 until med to med rare

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1650.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1652.jpg

While the duck is finishing, toss a little sugar in the skillet and caramelize. When caramelized, add a little butter and then toss in the pear slices. Add a little spice and salt, then brandy and flambe'. No browning, just heating through and absorbing all the good stuff.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1654.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1655.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1657.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1658.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1661.jpg

In the mean time, we steamed some fingerling taters and some fresh green beans. We sweated some garlic slices, dill and pepper in butter and let the taters steep in it.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1632.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1635.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1638.jpg

We reduced some blush wine, butter and cranberry relish in a saute pan and the beans steeped in that.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1644.jpg

Then we sliced the duck on a bias cross grain and plated it with caramel pear sauce over the top along with the garlic dill fingerling taters and the cranberry wine reduction green beans.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1663.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/caramel%20duck%20Dec%2008/HPIM1667.jpg

I hope I didn't bore anybody with the number of pix. It just seemed like there was always something else to take a snap of.

Lawdog
12-09-2008, 10:29 PM
Looks great Tim, always looking for a new way to cook up the duck, did you buy or "harvest yourself"? I shot in the field what type was it?
Great pics, will save this one to recipe file. Thanks

californiasmokin
12-09-2008, 10:32 PM
Thanks Tim,Looks delicious!I was so darn tired it was all I could do to just not order a pizza.Pulled some hamburger out of the freezer,defrosted it in the micro and made sloppy joes.Pales to your meal by comparison.

Happy Cooker
12-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Looks tasty!!!! But with over 8 inches of the white stuff last night and the temps heading to the basement,it might be awhile before I can fire up the CG.. JT

SmokyOkie
12-09-2008, 10:53 PM
Looks great Tim, always looking for a new way to cook up the duck, did you buy or "harvest yourself"? I shot in the field what type was it?
Great pics, will save this one to recipe file. Thanks

Store bought. I don;t think wild duck would lend itself to this process well. they're like two totally different animals.


Thanks Tim,Looks delicious!I was so darn tired it was all I could do to just not order a pizza.Pulled some hamburger out of the freezer,defrosted it in the micro and made sloppy joes.Pales to your meal by comparison.

MMMMMMMMMMM sloppy joes!


Looks tasty!!!! But with over 8 inches of the white stuff last night and the temps heading to the basement,it might be awhile before I can fire up the CG.. JT

All the more reason to get busy inside.

bigabyte
12-09-2008, 11:04 PM
Looks fantastic, that sauce sounds divine!:eating: I love duck.

Jake
12-10-2008, 12:19 AM
been so nice here weather wise (besides the rain, we are use to) they say the high for us on sunday and monday is going to be -7. ok i could have wore shorts the other day for crap sacks. wtf?? still not bad today going to smoke up some flank and abts tomorrow not sure what else.

smoky the food looked great, we will give her a shot, i have only had it a a couple times and pip never i think, time to give it a go.:thumbs up:

Fatback Joe
12-10-2008, 08:01 AM
Looks great, Tim.

BTW.......forecast high for today 84, but it will be mostly cloudy.......I still have to run my AC. :smack:

Today (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail/34639?dayNum=0)
Dec 10

http://i.imwx.com/web/common/wxicons/45/28.gif?12122006
Mostly Cloudy
84

Joneser
12-10-2008, 08:20 AM
Looks great, Tim.

BTW.......forecast high for today 84, but it will be mostly cloudy.......I still have to run my AC. :smack:

Today (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail/34639?dayNum=0)
Dec 10

http://i.imwx.com/web/common/wxicons/45/28.gif?12122006
Mostly Cloudy
84
God! You suck! :msn-wink:

Chargrilled
12-10-2008, 08:51 AM
Tim looks like edible art my friend:msn-wink:.

I am not near that creative/experienced but an learning from posts like this one!!!:thumbs up:

Time of year to clean out the freezer!!! I am thinkin Brunswick stew party after the first of the year, will be doing some research on that the next few weeks, god knows I have enough Q frozen in the treasure chest!!:D


:shrug: Sounds good Tim, but I think someone left the :fridge:fridge open up here. Hi in low 20's today with 15 to 20 mph north winds, gusts to 30. Single digit lows tonight with wind chill of around -5. :ack2: Got the brass monkey in out of the yard earlier so he wouldn't loose any parts tonight.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::oops:

Steve you guys keep sending us that chit!!!:tap: We get it comin cross the plains. The kinda cold that makes your skin sting when it hits ya!!!!:ack2:

But it is making ice out!!! Will be grabbin at every opportunity to do some quality ice fishin this year!!!

Teaser
12-10-2008, 08:53 AM
26 with a 14 degree wind chill here this morning. Get to spend most of January in Tampa though. Maybe I'll have a chance to thaw then!

SmokyOkie
12-10-2008, 01:07 PM
Looks great, Tim.

BTW.......forecast high for today 84, but it will be mostly cloudy.......I still have to run my AC. :smack:

Today (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail/34639?dayNum=0)
Dec 10

http://i.imwx.com/web/common/wxicons/45/28.gif?12122006
Mostly Cloudy
84


Having lived in Florida on two separate occasions, I must say that I'm not jealous. After all, how would I go about hunting migrating geese and ducks?:smack::monkey:

Fatback Joe
12-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Having lived in Florida on two separate occasions, I must say that I'm not jealous. After all, how would I go about hunting migrating geese and ducks?:smack::monkey:

I can honestly say that given the chance I would move out of here. 8 years here is enough for me..........but you can't beat the weather this time of year.


As far as hunting the migrators, there are plenty of out of state plates...........most here would not miss them. :msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
12-10-2008, 04:10 PM
I can honestly say that given the chance I would move out of here. 8 years here is enough for me..........but you can't beat the weather this time of year.


As far as hunting the migrators, there are plenty of out of state plates...........most here would not miss them. :msn-wink:


:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: Yeah but most of them have an Avis or hertz or Dollar Thrifty sticker on the bumper too.

It's true. It's the only state in the union with more rental cars than otherwise registered.

As to the weather, it's nice this time of year, but you never get spring or fall, and those are my favorite times of year. I guess I'm just not an "endless summer " kinda guy.:shrug:

Teaser
12-10-2008, 04:35 PM
Out of 6 trips to Florida over the years, only 2 have not involved a tropical storm or hurricane. Better batten down the hatches next month Joe.

PigCicles
12-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Looks good Okie. Maybe the flambe counts as cooking with fire :msn-wink:

We all know that cooking with fire is cool. :thumbs up:

Jake
12-10-2008, 06:44 PM
i'd want to move too if my hockey team sucked as bad as yours :msn-wink:

Short One
12-10-2008, 07:55 PM
Steve you guys keep sending us that chit!!!:tap: We get it comin cross the plains. The kinda cold that makes your skin sting when it hits ya!!!!:ack2:

Trav, get ready, it's supposed to be near 40 here tomorrow and Friday and 50's Saturday. Can't seem to make up it's mind whether it wants to be cold or hot.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

By the way Tim, those are some good looking eats you prepared or did the Okette fix that for you.:thumbs up::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
12-10-2008, 10:48 PM
Yeah Steve, she did. How'd you know, did you recognize her hands?:roflmaoha0:

SmokyOkie
12-11-2008, 11:06 PM
Thanks Tim,Looks delicious!I was so darn tired it was all I could do to just not order a pizza.Pulled some hamburger out of the freezer,defrosted it in the micro and made sloppy joes.Pales to your meal by comparison.


MMMMMMMMMMMMM sloppy joes!

You got me started on this one, so here it is.

Simmering away with a few left over prime rib cubes in it

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/sloppy%20joes%2012%2008/HPIM1675.jpg

And then on the plate with some chips. carrots and a slice of fresh pineapple. Of course, the buns are butter grilled.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p190/dickeydoobbq/sloppy%20joes%2012%2008/HPIM1676.jpg

Not grilled, nuthin' fancy, but sure nuff good eats when the weather turns winter.

Jake
12-12-2008, 11:26 AM
looks good smoky, i love sloppy joes, love a good messy eat, erin even asked for it for her b-day dinner one year (thats my girl):msn-wink: need to have it soon come to think of it:thumbs up:

bigabyte
12-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Leftover Prime Rib cubes? Now that's some Sloppy Joes.:msn-wink:

Jake
12-13-2008, 01:43 PM
Leftover Prime Rib cubes? Now that's some Sloppy Joes.:msn-wink:
agreed, smoky, you grind em up or throw in the chunks/cubes or just cut it up some??

californiasmokin
12-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Good looking sloppy joes Tim!

Jake
12-13-2008, 02:05 PM
paul chat??? anyone else too?

californiasmokin
12-13-2008, 02:09 PM
see you there.

SmokyOkie
12-13-2008, 08:28 PM
agreed, smoky, you grind em up or throw in the chunks/cubes or just cut it up some??

Just cut it up into 1/4" cubes.

TX Sandman
12-13-2008, 09:20 PM
Leftover Prime Rib cubes? Now that's some Sloppy Joes.:msn-wink:

Unkempt Josephs. :msn-wink:

There's such a thing as leftover Prime Rib? I thought that was just an urban legend. :shrug:

Jake
12-14-2008, 11:55 AM
dang cold here today and windy too, think its -5 and feels like thats a lie. man i miss summer.

californiasmokin
12-14-2008, 12:03 PM
dang cold here today and windy too, think its -5 and feels like thats a lie. man i miss summer.

-5 Celsius?Are you including wind chill factor?Makes it considerably colder.I am a expert with all the bad weather here!:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

chef schwantz
12-14-2008, 12:15 PM
Right here, at 11:10am cst, it is 28 F with blowing snow and falling temps. Overnight, it is supposed to drop to -10F with wind chills 20-35F BELOW ZERO! That does tend to cause some shrinkage if you aren't dressed for it. Probably a good day to make chili, drink a few barley pops and watch football, and then go out and blow all the white chit off the walk. God I love winter:msn-wink::msn-wink:. I wonder if its better than having to deal with quakes, wildfires, hurricanes and termites?

Jake
12-14-2008, 12:26 PM
-5 Celsius?Are you including wind chill factor?Makes it considerably colder.I am a expert with all the bad weather here!:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: oh your funny
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Right here, at 11:10am cst, it is 28 F with blowing snow and falling temps. Overnight, it is supposed to drop to -10F with wind chills 20-35F BELOW ZERO! That does tend to cause some shrinkage if you aren't dressed for it. Probably a good day to make chili, drink a few barley pops and watch football, and then go out and blow all the white chit off the walk. God I love winter:msn-wink::msn-wink:. I wonder if its better than having to deal with quakes, wildfires, hurricanes and termites?

:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: ya paul what ya gotta say about that, i got to look up the convertions for f and c 20-35f sounds way cold but its probally near the same :roflmaoha0::msn-wink:

Short One
12-14-2008, 12:39 PM
Well Trav, better look out buddy. Was 54 here last night at 10 pm. Here it is 11:30 am. and its 19 with wind. No snow yet but they are calling for 1 to 2 inches tonight. Calling for a low tonight of 4 with wind chills of -15. Good time to stay in and stay warm. Later Steve

californiasmokin
12-14-2008, 12:48 PM
I guess it is just what you are used to.Quakes don't bother me.I was in South Carolina right before Hurricane Hugo hit.It was the first time I have ever seen rain go around a building.I was so hung over I still didn't want to get on the plane.There was a bridge there that would turn to let passing boat traffic pass.we had to use it to get to the island we were on.The next day there were pictures on the news of it spinning in circles.:roflmaoha0:
I live close to the beach (45 min)
Snow (1.5 hrs) 4.5 hrs to tahoe
San Francisco 45min
Monterey (1hr)
Plenty of pro sports
But there is draw backs too.
Too friggin many people!Traffic.Smog.Gangs


Every state and country has it's good and bad points.Can't have it all!

Jake
12-14-2008, 01:16 PM
Right here, at 11:10am cst, it is 28 F with blowing snow and falling temps. Overnight, it is supposed to drop to -10F with wind chills 20-35F BELOW ZERO! That does tend to cause some shrinkage if you aren't dressed for it. Probably a good day to make chili, drink a few barley pops and watch football, and then go out and blow all the white chit off the walk. God I love winter:msn-wink::msn-wink:. I wonder if its better than having to deal with quakes, wildfires, hurricanes and termites?

so i went on a converter to compare and i think i was right

28f = -2 c
-10f = -23 c

no matter what, it's dam cold and the hole wind chill thing is just not right. paul i got the kids loaded in the car and when pip gets home were on our way :roflmaoha0: make sure you set the table for 5 extra :msn-wink:

californiasmokin
12-14-2008, 01:20 PM
so i went on a converter to compare and i think i was right

28f = -2 c
-10f = -23 c

no matter what, it's dam cold and the hole wind chill thing is just not right. paul i got the kids loaded in the car and when pip gets home were on our way :roflmaoha0: make sure you set the table for 5 extra :msn-wink:


Having clam chowder.That too fishy for you?

Jake
12-14-2008, 01:27 PM
Having clam chowder.That too fishy for you?

oh man i like clam chowder, i love shell fish seafood, lob, prawns crab, would clam fall under that?? weird i would bet it does for some reason. that being i like it. :thumbs up: you make it or buy it paul??

californiasmokin
12-14-2008, 01:30 PM
oh man i like clam chowder, i love shell fish seafood, lob, prawns crab, would clam fall under that?? weird i would bet it does for some reason. that being i like it. :thumbs up: you make it or buy it paul??

Just started a new thread for it.

Jake
12-14-2008, 01:33 PM
Just started a new thread for it.
gotta go, im late for a new thread, better not be chunky soup either :msn-wink: :roflmaoha0: