Cross of oxtail stew and beef burgoyne made with oxtail and venison neck . First steps brown and braise for a couple hours then ill add the veggies and cook till almost tender. Ill freeze this for a elk camp dinner. Fyi thats a 14 inch dutch oven lol
Current favorite way to do Mallard, season with a garlic spice mix, a little butter or rendered duck fat (even better) seer on skin side in a cast iron skillet for 8 minutes then flip over for 3 minutes --really good and easy
Made my daughter's favorite deer/elk burger the other day 20% Applewood bacon and 80% deer also made half with Hickory bacon. wrap and freeze. I'll add the final result when I get a chance to cook some. Sautéed mushrooms and red onion covered with smoked cheddar.
So the brine can be store bought or you can make your own with salt (1/4 cup), brown sugar(1/4 cup), garlic( 1/2 clove or tbl spoon minced garlic) and a multi spice i kinda do mine by taste. I also put some rosemary in on this occasion. I use mostly Mallards or Pintail , figure on half a duck per person. Plucked and cut in half, i use a soft flame to get the pin hairs then wash again. Put them in the brine for 24 hrs , remove and rinse. Pat dry and put on your favorite rub i used mtn man bourbon, but what ever you have will work. Get your coals going and wood chips soaking in water. Once your coals are going good put the ducks on skin down,load the heck out of it with the soaked wood chips, lather the side up with BBQ sauce, this just happened to be Sweet Baby Rays honey BBQ sauce and cover. After about fifteen minutes or so flip over and lather the skin side and load more chips. finish off for 10 min or so. Note the brinkman charcoal smoker i have is modified i drilled and relocated my rack to be half way between the top of the coals pan and the top factory rack location( about 10"-12" above the coals) Just make sure you check on it every five minutes as your temp and conditions may differ from mine. Add or substitute as you wish as i came up with this from a description of a recipe, just dont over cook it. You want it pink in the middle as with any duck. Enjoy