Duck Overload

My home has had a duck overload for the past two days.  Luckily, I think the frenzy has passed.  This all started when my grandfather and dad both decided to bring Kevin duck hunting with them this year.


When you hunt ducks, you bring home ducks.  This means, your wife cooks ducks.


ducksI have to admit, even with the 8-hour brine and the delicious blueberry sauce, they were a bit too gamey.  I think I need to use a slower cooking method next time, such as braising or just throwing the suckers in a crock pot.  Gamey or not, Leia still wanted a piece!

Blueberry Sauce

  • On medium-high in a non-stick pan, cook 1 tsp white sugar.  Continually stir.  Eventually, the sugar will start to caramelize.
  • Stir in 1 tsp apple cider vinegar.  Continue stirring while you stir in a couple shakes of cinnamon and a few shakes of dried ginger.
  • This might steam up quite a bit, so go ahead and add in about 1.5 cups of fresh blueberries.  Continue cooking and stirring.  Eventually the berries will begin to break down, so go ahead and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add in one last tsp apple cider vinegar and stir until you hit the desired consistency.

I know what you’re thinking.  It sounds odd that a chick who just finished a veg pledge is cool with her hubby shooting things for fun, BUT you don’t get much more “free range” than that…. so long as he’s a good shot.

We also just got our custom framing finished up last night.  Yup… more ducks.  Ugh!  See what I mean about overload?  At least the artist painted the spot my fellas actually went hunting, so I suppose that’s acceptable.


K… I’m off to the gym.  Happy Friday!

  • Are you on an overload of something at the moment?
  • Ever eaten game meat?

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12 Responses to Duck Overload

  1. I’ve never tried duck! I want to, but it’s not really available in my area. Our winter game is elk, deer, big horned sheep, bison & unicorns… hahaha.

  2. Nichole says:

    Duck, duck, goose!

    Can’t do it….but my husband would adore you:)

  3. bleh I hate gamey meat.. I think deer meat is pretty gamey..

  4. I’m on deli sandwich overload. I’ve been boring.

    And to be honest, I’ve only had duck maybe once. It’s never something my mom bought and my dad is more of a pheasant hunter…

    • Tiff says:

      I had a craving for a deli sandwich today. Odd? I brought home a big turkey sub today to split with Kev, and he looked at me like I was nuts buying more turkey before turkey day.

  5. I think duck is one of those that is very easy to OD on! I like it but in small amounts. I would not have the 1st clue how to cook it! Right now I’m on coffee overload…way too much to start the day…oh well, it’s Friday!

  6. I’ve only had duck once (I think?) and wasn’t really a big fan – definitely too gamey. The same goes for bison, deer, moose, elk, etc… so I guess it’s good that I don’t really know anyone who hunts.

  7. I love duck! It’s better than chicken 🙂

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