Delicious in flavor and high in nutrients, duck has proven to be the new standard in savory poultry options. What was once reserved for special occasions is quickly becoming a staple among those who enjoy dining out or at home. If you’ve chosen chicken as your main meal for years, it’s time to start thinking about adding duck to your plate.
Fill up with Duck’s Fat and Protein
Duck is the perfect option for those who are mindful of their food choices. This lean meat is rich in protein and fat and has the same calories as turkey and chicken breast. Rendered duck fat has comparable health benefits to olive oil and is lower in saturated fat. It can also be used as a substitute for other oils when cooking and provides wonderful flavor.
Contains Vital Vitamins
Duck is chock full of vitamins and contains almost as many Omega-3s as chicken. It is a plentiful source of vitamins B5 and B12; both of which are essential minerals for your body’s nervous system. It also contains zinc, an immunity booster, and selenium, a vitamin necessary for proper thyroid function. Duck also provides a good source of iron because it is a red meat.
Easy to Cook and Versatile
Not only is duck a simple dish to cook, it is versatile. Duck has a hearty and naturally robust flavor and requires minor seasoning. The fat from the duck itself will provide enough flavor that you may only need a few dashes of salt and pepper. Cooking duck doesn’t require a culinary degree; just a watchful eye and a few flips to sear the sides.
Duck isn’t just for the main entrée anymore. It can be used in just about any dish including casseroles, soups, appetizers and salads. Purchase a whole duck and divide it into parts for a variety of dishes throughout the week. The breast can be cooked in the slow cooker or roasted in the oven, while the wings and legs can be baked and used as a confit. No matter how you choose to prepare it, you will have a variety of tasty meals.
Whether you choose to prepare duck at home or select it as your main entrée at NoJa, you will be impressed by its naturally delectable flavor profile. Expand your palate by adding duck to the menu and you’ll enjoy the benefits of a flavorful and healthy dish.
It’s NoJa’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. To enjoy our Maple Leaf Duck Breast in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation at NoJa. We have both indoor and outdoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.