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Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast Scoring and Rendering Steps

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Steps on how to score and render/cook Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breasts to get crispy skin. Also includes info on the holding procedure for par-cooked Maple Leaf Farms duck breasts.

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Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast Scoring and Rendering Steps

  1. 1. Scoring & Rendering Duck Breasts e secret to having crispy duck breast skin is to score the skin and sauté the breast on its skin side over low heat, so the fat has a chance to render or melt out of the skin. By properly cooking duck, you can eliminate 70% of the fat, which leaves a delicious, crisp skin that adds to the distinct avor of the meat.Rendering/Cooking Procedure for Duck Breasts Holding Procedure for1. aw duck breasts and remove 4. Turn breast over and cook 1–2 Par-cooked Duck Breasts from package. Pat duck breast dry minutes. (Duck can be refriger- Score skin and cook duck breast with paper towels. ated at this point then nished at a skin side down per cooking later time. See Holding Procedure procedure. A er 8–12 minutes of2. Score skin into ¼ inch intervals. instructions.) skin side cooking, turn and sear (Do not cut into breast meat). meat side of breast 1–2 minutes. Rotate breast and score again, 5. Place duck breasts in 350°F oven Chill breast on cold sheet pan in making a criss-cross pattern. for 5–6 minutes or until internal cooler/freezer; wrap and store in Season with salt and pepper or temperature reaches 155°F. Let refrigerator. At this point, breast preferred seasoning or marinades. product rest 4–5 minutes before will be rare and will keep 3–4 days slicing. Temperature will continue3. Preheat griddle to 325°F or Te on in the refrigerator. To nish, place to rise during resting period and pan to low-medium low. Place in 400°F oven 6–8 minutes or grill should reach 165°F. breast skin-side down for 8–12 to desired doneness. minutes or until fat is rendered Final cooking times may vary Final cooking times may vary and skin is crisp and brown. with breast size. with breast size. Low and slow is the way to go.DFS-003-09 L-0016

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