Duck is a delicious and versatile meat which makes a great change from the usual chicken or beef. Serving duck is a great way of adding elegance or romance to a meal and with so many easy duck recipes to choose from it's an interesting meat worth exploring more.
Whilst there is generally less meat on a duck the flavoursome meat more than makes up for it and can be cooked in a numer of ways. Duck works well with spices as well as fruit including oranges, raspberries, cherries, cranberries and blueberries which complement the richness.
These succulent easy duck recipes are prepared in a variety of ways from the crispy skinned and stuffed whole duck to injecting more exotic flavours including Thai, Indian and Chinese. Duck lends itself easily to a whole range of cooking techniques. pan-fried, spiced, roasted or sous vide - so you can tailor them according to the occasion.
Go on, allow yourself to be seduced by duck in all its glory.
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