DIY Duck – From Lehigh Valley Good Taste
DUCK, a premium poultry typically associated with fine dining, offers surprising approachability. “The duck in itself tastes so good, as long as you season it,” says Shawn Doyle, Chef/owner of Savory Grille in Macungie. “When I do duck breast, most of the time I just use salt-pepper, maybe some [Chinese] five spice—but not a lot.” Rather than masking the rich flavor of the juicy bird, he “changes all the accouterments to it,” drawing from a wide range of ethnic cuisines. To emphasize its red meat-like character, cooking the boneless breast to slightly above medium rare is recommended.
DUCK TO YOUR DOOR
In a world with limited duck-buying choices, online shopping at tastyduck.com fulfills nearly every delicious duck-centric fantasy, from whole birds or favorite parts to smoked breasts and ready-made confit. A premier purveyor for four generations, Joe Jurgielewicz & Son is known for humanely raised ducks, all hormone- and antibiotic-free. Products shipped in insulated boxes from their Shartlesville headquarters arrive at Lehigh Valley locales in just one day. Most notable among their new Meal Kits is the dry aged ready-to-cook (easy instructions provided) Peking duck, paired with hearty hoisin sauce and sweetly chewy bao buns for a traditional Chinese feast—at home.