Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ottawabites grilled Duck Wings

Eric Rochon, aka @Ottawabites at , a hard working civil servant/line cook here in the Capital sent me some delicious news last week:

  • "I have a bunch of Duck Wings in the freezer itching for #BBQ"

Which I thought was awesome. How would he make them?

  • "I've never done them yet. I'm thinking of giving them an asian flair. Hoisin, Sambal,
    Ponzu... "

Cool. Where were they from?

  • "The duck is from Brome lake. I bought whole ducks from Farm Boy, broke them down and reserved the wings for a BBQ experiment "

That sounds like a great experiment. I was Twitter inaccessible, but through my history found these messages from the weekend:

  • "Got the Duck wings in the marinade tonight..Tomorrow they hit the grill! Not sure if I should use Direct or In-Direct Heat! "
  • "Duck Wings on the BBQ tonight."

Nice. So how did they turn out?

"here's a shot of the wings before the grill"

"here's the wings after the grill. They were tough as nails. To bad as the flavor was amazing."

I've never had duck wings, but those look good. They look crispy and almost gooey from the sauce. Sad to hear they were tough. A worthwhile experiment in my opinion!

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Teena in Toronto said...

I'm not a fan of duck.

Lord of the Wings said...

Teena - I know I have never had duck wings . . . but I don't know that I have ever eaten duck.

I did eat ducks foot when I was in Hong Kong . . . so scratch that, I have eaten duck.

indianguy said...

Yes? Hi! Jayson Son at the Lucky Panda had the beach chicken wing special one time.

Teena in Toronto said...

Have fun in London! I checked it out last night (and saw you listed as a judge ... congrats!). It's too far to go for just Mill Street beer (their beer is good but it would be nice to have a variety of breweries).

Amy B. said...

I've never had duck before, wings or feet or whatsoever. How different does it taste from chicken?? Anyway, thanks for sharing, I wanna share this to my friends too in Foodista just if you don't mind. If you could add the foodista widget for duck at the end of this post, then that' be great :) Thanks

Anyway, I'm thinking the duck must have been overcooked/grilled, thats why it went tough? or is that really just how duck meat is when cooked? no idea. ;/

Lord of the Wings said...

indianguy - Oh beach chicken . . . don't know if I'd want to try that!

Teena - Thanks! It is a long way to go (8 hours for me :( ) But its worth it!

Amy B - I wish I knew how it tasted too! This was more of a guest post, but Eric says he's going to try another method that might not be as tough.

I'll try and add the foodista widget now. Thanks for checking out the blog!

Amy B. said...

Hi! Thanks for adding the widget, looking forward to your next posts ;-)


PS: You should try adding a widget as well to each of your posts so we can see all of them in Foodista. That way we also get updates every time you have a new post. If you need help, I'd be glad to assist. ;-)