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A food and restaurant review through the eyes of a 13 year old and his family.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Learning How to Smoke Ducks with My Uncle

Considering that this weekend is the end of duck season, I thought it would be appropriate to blog about smoking ducks with my uncle Doyle. I hope to go hunting next duck season. Hunting is kind of like a lost art and not a lot of people do it any more. If you think about, it's what people did to survive and the meat taste so much better. The meat that you hunt for isn't treated with a bunch of junk and is pure and natural and DELICIOUS.

One day one of my friends, Luke, brought me some duck that he and his dad and my friend Max hunted and told me to do something with them. I had brought some smoked duck to school that my uncle Doyle made and everybody loved it. So, I decided to get in touch with my uncle Doyle and learn the art of smoking duck considering he makes the best ones.

So I took these ducks to my uncle Doyle's house and he taught me how. First we cleaned them really good which includes removing all the pin feathers that are kind of weird. Then we rubbed each one with olive oil and put my uncle Doyle's "secret spice rub" all over them. Then we stuffed them with pieces of apple. We tossed them in the smoker and let them get delicious. Once they were done, we sliced them up and ate it. I brought a few back to Luke to try and I brought one in my lunch. DEEEELICIOUS!

I love hanging out with my uncle Doyle. He has taught me a few things that I will always have for the rest of my life. THANKS uncle Doyle...you're the best!