Dear Heritage Foods USA Supporter,
Muscovy Duck - 5-6lb - $71 Muscovy Duck - 6-7lb - $80
We are delighted to be able to offer Muscovy Ducks from Good Shepherd Ranch, the great team that grows our Turkeys. Since we are still in the thick of the holiday season, why not try something a little different? These ducks are a special treat, lean but tender, and loaded with flavor.
Frank Reese of Good Shepherd is one of the foremost poultry farmers in the United States. His birds are pasture raised, with no hormones or antibiotics. We love his Muscovy Ducks, and we promise you will too. These are good-sized birds, and can be ordered in two different weight increments, either 5-6lbs, or 6-7lbs. They are basically the size of a roasting chicken, and they come with a sizable breast.
Muscovy Ducks are a long-standing breed, and have been part of the diet for many centuries. There are still feral flocks here and abroad, and strangely, though these ducks originate from the tropics, they do very well in cold climates. They are the only ducks that roost in trees in the wild.
The Muscovy Duck is best served rare to medium rare. We like to roast it hot and fast, and let it come to an internal temperature of about 165 degrees (although the chefs we work with recommend a temperature of 10 to 15 degrees less). Like most game birds, this one works really well with sweet/tart combinations, such as tart dried cherries, pomegranate molasses, orange, clementine, lemon, and honey, or any combination of those elements. They also take well to somewhat unusual spices such as dried coriander, star anise, or allspice. Great side dishes with duck are the winter vegetables: squash, parsnips, carrots, celeriac, or turnips. You can par-cook and then add the vegetables to the roasting pan around the duck for a simple, but supremely elegant, one pan meal.
Muscovy Duck - 5-6lb - $71
Muscovy Duck - 6-7lb - $80
The alternative food movement is growing swiftly thanks to the participation of people like you, and so this has been a truly exciting year for Heritage Foods USA. We are proud to be able to bring you some of the best products available, while supporting small independent farms and the best practices in agriculture.
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All the best for 2011 from the team at Heritage Foods USA!
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