The Iron Chef Challenge will kick off this Friday, January 14th, with the themed ingredient being Duck.
Duck is comparable in fat and calories to a skinless chicken or turkey breast, yet it has a rich, bold flavor.
Maple Leaf Farms is the sponsor for this months contest and they raise White Pekin duck. This family owned farm, located in Northern Indiana, dominates the North American Duck Market.
The guest Judge for the contest will be Chef Scott Swaidner.
The linky will be open Friday, January 14th and run through January 22nd. Chef Swaidner will review all the recipes and posts and judge those based on quality of recipe, write-up and pictures. The winner will be announced on this blog on February 1st.
The winning post will receive a prize of: Maple Leaf Farms Duck Products: 8 Duck Breasts, 4 Roast Half Ducks, 2 Pkgs. Duck Leg Confit plus a Meals to Remember Cookbook (valued at $150).
This contest is a great way to try Duck for the first time or get new ideas on how to prepare it. Or, if you've never tried duck then perhaps all these pictures and recipes will inspire you to do so.
Maple Leaf Farms has a great website with lots of consumer information related to Duck. They are also on Facebook and Twitter; @MapleLeafFarms. Be sure to stop by and check them out!!!