Free Range Whole Duck - 1.6kg

  • Serves 2 - 3
  • In stock

Weight: 1.6kg

Product description

The outdoor lifestyle and simple, wholesome diet of this Free-Range Whole Duck lend it wonderful flavour and texture - rich and delicious, it’s perfect for a really special roast at Christmas or any time. Supplied with giblets removed and packaged alongside.

*PLEASE NOTE* This seasonal item is only available to pre-order for collection or delivery between 19/12/2016 to 23/12/2016

£11.18

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Product Info

*PLEASE NOTE* This seasonal item is only available to pre-order for collection or delivery between 19/12/2016 to 23/12/2016. In the basket please choose the Pre-Order for Christmas options.

Origins

This Free-Range Whole Duck comes from a carefully chosen poultry supplier, Creedy Carver, based at Merrifield Farm in Crediton, Devon. Peter and Sue Coleman pride themselves on producing top-quality poultry (Chickens as well as Ducks) whilst maintaining a very sympathetic approach to bird welfare. Their Free-Range Ducks start out in temperature-controlled brooder units; at 28 days old the Ducklings are moved to free-range arks, where the small flocks enjoy daytime access to grassy paddocks, as well as a little pond (actually a repurposed child’s paddling pool). The Ducklings are fed a low density, GM-free diet of corn, vegetable protein, minerals and vitamins, with no antibiotics or growth promoters. This allows the Ducklings to mature at their own, natural pace, and leads to superb quality meat with an outstanding flavour.

Butcher's Tips

Duck is full of flavour and is also quite rich. You won’t need to add any fat when cooking, as the fat under the skin will melt during cooking and baste the meat naturally.

How to Cook

Remove the Duck from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature; preheat the oven to 190°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Place the Duck in a roasting tin, then take a cocktail stick and carefully prick the skin all over the fatty parts of the bird (the breast, and where the breast joins the leg). You just need to pierce the skin, so that the fat beneath it will run as it melts; don’t pierce too deeply, as you don’t want the juices to run out of the meat. Season the skin lightly with salt and pepper, then put the bird into the hot oven. Use the juices to baste the Duck regularly as it cooks, then after about an hour and half check to see if it’s ready by inserting a clean skewer into the thickest part of the leg; if the juices run clear, the Duck is properly cooked. Remove the cooked Duck from the oven, lift it out of the tin and tip it slightly, to pour any melted fat or juices back into the roasting tin (you can use these to make gravy). Let the Duck rest in a warm place for 15 minutes before carving.

Product specification

Storage Instructions Store in fridge and consume within 2-3 days of receipt, or freeze immediately. Suitable for freezing. All items are labelled with use by dates.
Quantity in Pack 1 x Whole Duck

Delivery

Home Delivery

Our delivery service operates overnight for your next-day delivery. If an order is placed before 2pm, fresh produce from Greendale’s Farm Shop can be delivered to your door the next day. You can even specify whether you’d like it delivered in the morning or on an alternative day (Tuesday to Saturday). If you live in the East Devon catchment area, why not order online and collect from our Farm Shop. Click here for more information on our click and collect service. You can select from the following delivery options:

  • Standard anytime delivery - Order before 2pm and we’ll send out your fresh Greendale produce on an overnight service to be received the very next day between 8am and 8pm. Order over £75 and receive free delivery.
  • Morning delivery – Need your order in the morning? No problem chose our morning delivery service and receive your parcel between 8am and 1pm.
  • Saturday delivery – If you need your Greendale produce on Saturday there is a cost of £15

Click and collect

If you live in the East Devon catchment area, why not order online and collect from our Farm Shop, located on the main A3052 Sidmouth road south of Exeter. You can use our click-and-collect service to make sure you don’t miss out on the best cuts from our Butchers or our freshly caught fish of the day. Whether you’re ordering in your lunch break and collecting after work, or browsing and ordering from home and collecting your shopping during the school run, our Click and collect service is there for your convenience. You can order online, collect your order from the shop when it suits you – and perhaps take a relaxing break at our Farm Shop Café, too.

 Packaging

Meat and seafood will be bagged and ready to cook or freeze on delivery. All your fresh meat and fish will be vacuum packed, all labelled with use by dates and a suggested frozen shelf life, packaging or labelling may change depending on preparation or delivery limitations. Once the meat or fish has been packaged to keep it in prime condition we will place it into an insulated polystyrene box. The produce will be surrounded with chilled gel packs to keep it cool and in perfect condition.

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