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This section contains a selection of traditional recipes for duck.  All recipes, unless noted otherwise, are genuine Kentucky and Southern recipes over 100 years old. They would have been familiar to the early residents of Old Louisville


Salmi of Duck

Take a pair of wild ducks, using either teal, widgeon or wood ducks. Roast in pan, then cut in small pieces. Remove all bones, crush bones and put in saucepan with trimmings from duck, add 2 wine glasses of sherry, 1 quart of Spanish stock, 1 pint beef stock, 1 bay leaf, 3 cloves, 4 pepper corns,   onion sliced, 1 teaspoon parsley Cover saucepan and boil gently 1 hour. Strain and add 1 tablespoon butter, juice of lemon. Have slices of fried bread put on the duck; pour over hot gravy and serve with plum jelly

Source: The Kentucky Receipt Book, 1903

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