Every few weeks I cook duck meat for Sammi. It takes about 1-1/2 hours start to finish, but it seems to be helping her allergies to be on a duck & pea diet and she needs the extra meat in addition to the dry food to keep her digestive system happy.
First, I roast the meat, let it cool and drain. Duck meat is very fatty! I cook two breasts and two legs for each batch of food.
Next, I remove the skin and as much fat as I can.
Then I cut the breast meat into chunks and pull the meat off the leg bones. It’s surprisingly difficult to get the meat off the bone!
It all goes into a food processor…
and I add some of the roasting juice. You can see how fatty the juice is. I add only the bottom, dark liquid, not the fatty liquid.
It goes for a whirl in the food processor until it’s finely chopped and starts forming clumps.
Then I package the meat in plastic wrap. Sammi eats 2-3 ounces of duck meat each day. I put enough meat for about 2 days in each packet. This batch made 8 packets of food.
I store the packets in the freezer and thaw each packet as needed in the refrigerator. Each batch makes enough duck meat for about 2 weeks and costs about $25.
And the most important step – Sammi gets to eat her duck meat.