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Inviting all recipes for salted or cured duck.  Can be for entire or parts of duck.  All cuisines too!

I bought a wonderful salted duck leg from my Asian market.  I steamed it for 30 minutes and then roasted it for 10 minutes to crisp the skin.  The duck is literally like prosciutto in terms of texture and even taste.  I would love to know how they cured it.  I

I would also love to know Dartagnan's (the duck company) duck prosciutto recipe.  They sell the best duck prosciutto!!
 
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Wow, that sounds amazing! I love prosciutto. It's past the season for this, but I saw an elegant combination of prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears, drizzled with olive oil, fresh salt and pepper and roasted in the oven. Does the salted and cured duck slice thin enough for something like that?
 
                                          
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Yum...your description of that appetizer had me salivating over my keyboard!!!

d'Artagnan sells their duck prosciutto in both whole and sliced form.  Go to the link below and do a search on duck prosciutto to see both varieties.

http://www.dartagnan.com

The sliced prosciutto is medium - think sliced (as opposed to paper thin almost falling apart).  It could easily be used for that delicious dish that you described!!! 

The salted Chinese duck leg only came in whole but I cut the meat of the bone (after cooking it for 30 minutes) and cubed it.  I served it with blanched almonds and buttered green beans.  I was cooking dinner for some unadventurous eaters who like 'plain country cooking'.  I thought the duck would add a twist on the normal 'bacon and green beans dish'.

Please feel free to share any other duck prosciutto dishes/recipes
 
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We make the "prosciutto" or "Magret seché" easily like this :

Salt duck breast for three days then wash the salt off and pepper the duck and leave it to dry for two days.



Dry wipe off excess pepper and slice finely



The duck will keep for about a week somewhere cool (but not a fridge) covered with a dry cloth.



 
                                          
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Thank you Hardworkinghippy for recipe for Magret seché  - it looks scrumptious!!!

A few questions:

What kind of salt do you use - or does it matter?

Storage temperature for drying out period...our house is usually about 70-74 degrees.  I don't want to dry the duck in the basement because it often reeks of gasoline (my husband has several car projects going on).  I don't want the gasoline odors to permeate the duck!Could I store it on the first floor in a closet .....next best thing to the basement?

Thank you so much for posting your recipe and pictures!!!
 
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We use sea salt - you know the chunky one just because it's really cheap and we buy it in bulk. I've never used fine table salt.

If you have somewhere covered outside to hang the duck that's ideal - either under house eaves or in a shed with open windows. Cover it with muslin and don't let it sweat too much. The temperature isn't too important as long as there's good air circulation.

We keep all our salted meat outside under a roof where there's almost always some wind and our hams have lasted well for two years.
 
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