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Duck Breast- Muscovy/Barbarie

Muscovy/Barbarie - Drake FRESH


This Muscovy (or Barberie as it is known in France) boneless duck breast is a breed apart raised from special French stock. With a classic duck taste, Muscovy duck breast is lean, meaty, tender, and low in calories. The ” Drake ” is the male and has a large meaty breast averaging close to 2 lbs. (Plenty for a dinner party) The Muscovy is naturally leaner than other ducks and you may be surprised to learn it has less fat and calories per pound than turkey! As with all lean meats the key is to not overcook. These large duck breasts are extremely versatile and easy to prepare for a family dinner or a large gathering. Big on flavor, yet low in fat and calories.

Step out and try something new. This is Worth the splurge- particularly if you’ve only had  duck from the grocery store( or peppered with buckshot from someones hunting trip!) . Many people think duck is ‘greasy’- not this beautiful muscovy duck breast. (Currently  Shipped Frozen- contact edee@vivagourmet.com for availability of FRESH)

See our recipes  for inspiration.  Muscovy Duck Breast 2 lbs avg

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Weight: 2 lbs avg

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Many of our ingredients are perishable and therefore by necessity, require FEDEX Standard Overnight shipping. There is no way around it - it's costly, and understanding shipping calculations practically requires a degree in actuary science!

In order to help defray your cost of shipping, we have incorporated shipping discounts for many of our finer ingredients. These ingredients are noted on the web site and the discounts will be automatically calculated when the ingredient is added to your cart. These discounts are cumalitive, so you could end up with very low or no shipping charges. (dependant on your location)

The best part is that you might as well add that extra pound of mushrooms, a bottle of truffle oil, some pasta or your favorite "pantry staples" because the shipping costs may not even change!

Artisan/History/Story

This duck farmer, who began in France over 40 years ago, specializes in Muscovy. These Muscovy ducks are raised in spacious barns with great care for their well being in the San Juaquin valley of California. They are free of hormones, antibiotics or growth stimulants. They are allowed to slowly and naturally reach full maturity - taking twice as long as "conventional " ducks available in the supermarket.  The result is a delicious and lean duck. See Artisan Spotlights for more about this wonderful farmer.

How to Prep/Store

Refrigerate and use within 7 days, 2- 3 days once opened. Of course you may freeze if necessary. We recommend utilizing a vacuum sealer with heavy duty freezer bags. This double lobed breast weighs 2 lbs on average. As you can see they are quite large and meaty. I often serve one half for a dinner party and save/freeze the other half for later. Depending on your accouterments of course, half of this whole breast can serve 2-4. By scoring the skin and searing first you will get a nice crisp skin and render the small amount of fat off. Just beware there is much less fat than you may be accustomed to with duck. the muscovy is a wonderful lean bird.

Recipe Ideas

Salt and pepper and then score duck skin in diagonal pattern, then sear in hot skillet. This has far less fat than you may be used to. Finish off in 350 degree oven until done to medium rare. Let rest a few minutes then slice diagonally into serving pieces and enjoy. NOTE- Be careful to not overcook. This duck is moist and flavorful- until you overcook it!  See recipe for Duck San Joaquin featuring ingredients regional to where this duck is raised.