I had a handful of mallard breasts left from last season and my buddy just got a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker, so I decided I'd try smoking them.
I found this brine recipe online http://www.smoker-cooking.com/smoked-duck.html and soaked the breasts for about 24 hrs. I then used a store bought rub.
We loaded the smoker with ribs, chicken legs, and the duck. Smoked between 200-225 for 4 hrs (longer than the recipe said) with hickory. The duck seemed a little overdone, but was still moist (could have been due to the water bath the weber has), so I'd shorten the cooking time to 3 hrs next time. This was the best tasting duck I've ever had... all of the non hunters eating it also liked it! We also made mac and cheese, corn break, and homemade mashed potatoes.
Anyone else have any smoked duck/goose recipes, or other meat for that matter?
We are planning on experimenting with pork shoulder and beef brisket next. I'm planning on smoking my goose jerky for an hour of heavy smoke and then finishing in the dehydrator, but I need to wait until next season to get some goose breasts.
[This post was last edited on 5/9/12 at 2:57 PM]