Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Turduchen
Has anyone ever tried one of these? My sil saw it on tv and was decribing it to me, it sounds interesting. I have never had duck though, so I am not sure how it would end up tasting.
I like duck and have had it many times. However, I have not had the combination turkey/duck/chicken. It just seems odd to me. I have seen it prepared on a food show and the whole concept of shoving one meat inside another...grosses me out.
The store that I work at sells them. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list.
Are they expensive at your store Kathy?
I was looking at one tonight that was almost $70 for 4 pounds.
I've seen it as well on food shows. Ditto Yvonne, totally grosses me out.
Those were REAL popular around here 15 or so years ago. Personally, it also grosses me out.
We spent one Thanksgiving with my inlaws and my sil brought one. It was okay, but I'd rather have plain 'ol turkey. It was kind of interesting, though. It was just a slice and eat kind of thing--no bones. I'm sure it was expensive, though!
My dad makes one for either Thanksgiving or Christmas every couple of years or so and I, personally, think they taste wonderful. If you make one, it takes an amazing amount of work. You have to debone the chicken, duck, and turkey while leaving it whole, make the different stuffings that go between the layers and put it all together. If you buy one, yes, they are expensive (they aren't cheap to make either), not only because all the necessary ingredients, but because of the time and effort that goes into making one.
Duck is dark meat and is oilier than either chicken or turkey. It's good roasted or in turduchen, but not in soups. It's too greasy for soup.
I loved the turduchen that we made last Christmas but it was really expensive (I am thinking about 90 but we got a big one that fed 15 or so people).
We had a local place that was selling them cooked and ready to eat. They had a huge stack of orders. I have heard great things, but never had one.
This is the first time I have ever heard of this. The idea sounds gross, but there are lots of things that sound gross and taste good. I'm not a big fan of duck only because of the oil.