- 2 each duck breast moulard
- 2 cups salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 sprig thyme
- 1 tbsp peppercorn
Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 28326mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 37IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 3mg
How to make duck prosciutto
- Combine salt, sugar, thyme, peppercorns in a bowl and mix well. Place the duck breast either in small container or a cryovac bag. Pour the salt mixture all over the duck breast making sure that the duck breast is completely covered (on all sides) with the cure mix. Cover the container or seal the cryovac bag and cure for 24 hours. There is debate on how long to cure for, some say you need longer to cure but the longer you cure the more dried out your duck breast will become resulting in more of a jerky than a prosciutto.
- Approximately when the 24 hours are up rinse the cure off of the duck breast and pat dry. Wrap the duck breast in cheese cloth and tie a string around it. if you are able to hang the wrapped duck breast in your refrigerator, use the string and tie it to a wire rack or a door. If you aren’t able to hang it, that’s okay place the duck breast in the refrigerator and just flip over once everyday for the next two weeks. Let the duck age for the next two weeks. Check periodically throughout to see if there isn’t any mold starting to form. White mold is okay and you can cut that away but black mold is not good and you would need to throw the meat out. Once the two weeks are up I would suggest lightly cold smoking the duck prosciutto to give another layer of flavor to the duck (think bacon). Unwrap the duck breast from the cheese cloth, if there is any white mold you can trim away with a knife. You can eat it at this point or smoke it.If you have a stove top smoker or even a smoking a gun. Place a bag full of ice in your stove top smoker and place the duck breast on top of the bag of ice. Place wood chips in the bottom of the pan. Place your rack or perforated pan on top and cover with a lid or foil. Turn on medium heat and smoke for 5-7 minutes. Then turn off the heat and allow to cool inside the smoker for another 20 minutes. Take out and then refrigerate. Now you are ready to eat your duck prosciutto. Serve and enjoy!
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