Smoked Duck with Soiled Rice

Some time again, I picked up a few home geese and cooked them within the smoker and so they have been actually, actually good.

My household went loopy over this smoked duck recipe and I’ve little question that yours would too in case you select to cook dinner these in your smoker. They do make a wonderful vacation meal however they might be nice nearly every other time as nicely.

  • Prep Time: half-hour
  • Prepare dinner Time: 4-5 hours
  • Smoker Temp: 240°F (116°C)
  • Meat End Temp: 165°F (74°C)
  • Advisable Wooden: Pecan
  • 1 duck for each (4) eaters
  • 2 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ cup Jeff’s authentic rub
  • ½ stick Butter, melted (non-compulsory)

More often than not they are going to be frozen if you purchase them so it would be best to buy the geese forward of time so they are going to have time to thaw within the fridge. If it’s worthwhile to velocity up the method, you possibly can place them in chilly water and substitute the chilly water each half-hour.

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From private expertise, except you allow them to thaw for a number of days, they are going to nonetheless have ice within the cavity.

Thaw the geese then run chilly water into the cavity to loosen the ice so you possibly can take away the neck and different presents they depart for you down in there.

Great things for making inventory, soups, and many others.;-)

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Whilst you actually do not should brine these geese (they’re extraordinarily moist and that fats beneath the pores and skin actually retains them basted whereas they cook dinner) I do wish to soak them in buttermilk and so I often simply go forward and add some salt to the buttermilk and do a kind of buttermilk brine which all the time makes them end up scrumptious.

The buttermilk has some enzymes and such that helps to tenderize poultry and the brining course of causes the liquid to be drawn into the meat. Thus, by including 1 cup of kosher salt to a 50:50 mixture of water and buttermilk, the diluted buttermilk will get drawn into the meat of the duck and, to me, makes an enormous distinction within the final result.

To make the brine, add 1/2 gallon of water to a gallon sized pitcher, Add 1 cup of kosher salt and stir nicely till the salt is dissolved. Add 1/2 gallon of buttermilk and gently stir till combined nicely.

Place the rinsed and cleaned geese into gallon sized zip prime luggage or different non-reactive brining container (I like to recommend utilizing plastic or glass). Pour brine into the bag or brining container to cowl the duck and shut it up.

When you use zip prime luggage, place them down in a bowl to attenuate the chance of leakage and place them within the fridge for about 6 hours.

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As soon as the geese are completed brining, pour out the buttermilk and rinse them nicely with chilly water in and out.

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As with every meat, it’s a good suggestion so as to add a bit seasoning and one can find none higher than my very personal authentic rub.

With any poultry, it’s good so as to add the seasoning to the surface of the pores and skin but it surely by no means hurts to get some up beneath the pores and skin as nicely wherever you possibly can.

Tip: to get the dry rub up beneath the pores and skin soften a half stick of butter within the microwave and add 2 Tablespoons or extra of my authentic rub to it. Combine nicely then use a turkey baster to suck up a number of the combination and squirt it up beneath the pores and skin of the duck.

I all the time like to make use of a bit one thing to assist the rub to stay and I experiment with completely different oils, pastes, condiments, jelly, syrup, and many others. to seek out what works on several types of meat.

I made a decision to make use of a bit Dijon mustard on these explicit geese and simply occurred to have some available already.

Tip: When you do not need to use the Dijon mustard and like one thing candy with duck, use a bit warmed maple syrup on and beneath the duck pores and skin in the identical means.

A really gentle coal of the mustard and a very good sprinkling of Jeff’s authentic rub adopted by a very good therapeutic massage was simply the ticket for these waterfowl.

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I positioned them on a pan with a rack for straightforward transport to and from the smoker

I get numerous requests for recipes for varied sorts and types of people who smoke and I would like to clarify that ALL of my recipes are for ALL sorts and sizes of people who smoke. A smoker is just a warmth supply with the addition of smoke. It doesn’t matter in case you use wooden, charcoal propane or electrical.. so long as you might be working it on the really useful temperature and expecting the really useful end temperature of the meat, it should work.

Most smoking is completed to temperature relatively than time which is without doubt one of the many issues that makes it completely different than oven cooking indoors.

Regular smoking temperatures of 240°F (116°C) will work simply nice for the duck and you may anticipate about 5 hours for giant geese (6 lbs or so) and rather less for smaller geese (5 lbs or much less)

My geese have been within the 6 lb vary and I opted to cook dinner them a bit hotter than ordinary for a lot of the cook dinner. I maintained between 250°F (121°C) and 275°F (135°C) and so they took about 4 hours to achieve 165°F (74°C) within the thickest a part of the breast.

I smoked these geese with pecan for the complete time which is extremely really useful. They can even do nicely with fruit wooden and even hickory or oak.

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Do not forget that fats layer beneath the pores and skin that I instructed you about? Properly that fats has to render if you need the pores and skin to be considerably crispy and one of many methods to assist this occur is to cook dinner it hotter like I did. I’ve to say that whereas numerous the fats rendered, even at barely increased temperatures, there was nonetheless a layer of fats between the pores and skin and the meat.

Be aware: You may poke small holes or reduce a number of “x” shapes within the pores and skin earlier than cooking to permit the fats to drip out as soon as it has rendered.

One other means to assist render a few of that fats is to preheat the house oven to about 500 levels and as soon as the duck reaches about 155°F (68°C) within the smoker, transfer it rapidly to the oven to complete out the final 10 levels on this excessive warmth.

The third and handiest means is to go forward and carve the duck as soon as it reaches 165°F (74°C) and has rested for about 10 minutes eradicating the wings, the legs after which very rigorously the complete breast.

Pre warmth a forged iron skillet over excessive warmth and only a very small quantity of oil to only frivolously coat the underside. Lay the entire breast pores and skin aspect down for a minute or two to complete rendering out a lot of the fats that’s beneath the pores and skin.

Personally, I do not eat the pores and skin so I do not fear an excessive amount of about it more often than not. I cook dinner them a bit hotter than ordinary however apart from that, it is the meat that I am curious about not the pores and skin a lot.

I’m actually not an skilled carver however I can efficiently take away the wings, legs and breast in only a minute or two and all that is left is a carcass.

All in all, you need to find yourself with 2 legs and a pair of breast items. I do not serve the wings on the desk however I do get a couple of small items of meat off of them which I’m solely too comfortable to eat and ensure it tastes okay.

My spouse makes a imply soiled rice as a aspect to this duck and after I requested her for the recipe, she merely gave me a hyperlink to an internet site (the hyperlink is now not working so we have been capable of pay money for the essential textual content and included it under with full attributions.

This one has a LOT Of elements but it surely’s value it!

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The soiled rice went rather well with the duck and it was completely scrumptious.

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  • 1 lb. floor pork
  • 1 lb. floor chuck
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped inexperienced bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup darkish roux
  • 1 tablespoon Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups beef inventory
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon recent thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sizzling sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped inexperienced onions
  • 8 cups packed cooked (Toro Model Rice)

1. Warmth medium saucepot over medium warmth. Add pork and beef and cook dinner till meat is browned.
2. Add 1 cup of onions, ½ cup of bell pepper, ½ cup of celery, 2 tablespoons garlic and sauté for two minutes.
3. Add darkish roux and cook dinner for added 5 minutes. Add Tony Chacherie’s Creole Seasoning, salt, beef inventory, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme, sizzling sauce and pepper.
4. Deliver combination to a boil, decrease warmth and simmer for half-hour.
5. Add remaining onion, celery and bell pepper, cowl pot and simmer for half-hour.
6. Stir in inexperienced onions and parsley.
7. Stir in cooked rice till utterly included.
Yields roughly 22 servings.

Chef Patrick Mould
Louisiana Culinary Enterprises, Inc (web site hyperlink now not working)


Smoked Duck with Soiled Rice

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These smoked geese have been scrumptious, juicy and tender and have been an superior change from our regular menu. These are additionally good for Thanksgiving or different holidays as an alternative of the normal fare.

  • Writer: Jeff Phillips
  • Prep Time: half-hour
  • Prepare dinner Time: 5 hours
  • Whole Time: 5 hours half-hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Methodology: Sizzling Smoking
  1. Thaw geese in fridge
  2. Make brine whereas duck is thawing.
  3. Place duck right into a ziptop bag and pour brine over duck to cowl.
  4. Place into fridge in a single day or at the least 6 hours.
  5. When completed brining, rinse nicely beneath chilly water to take away residual salt.
  6. Coat duck with dijon mustard and apply about 2 TBS of Jeff’s authentic rub throughout outdoors of duck.
  7. Combine 2 TBS of Jeff’s rub with melted butter and get that up beneath the pores and skin wherever potential (non-compulsory).
  8. Setup smoker for cooking at about 240°F (116°C) for about 5 hours. I used pecan wooden for smoke.
  9. As soon as the geese have reached 165°F (74°C), they’re completed and must be faraway from the smoker.
  10. Let the geese relaxation for at the least 10 to fifteen minutes earlier than carving.


It is an incredible thought to chop “x’s” within the pores and skin overlaying the breast earlier than cooking to permit the fats to leak out because it renders.

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