Duck Two Ways, Duck Sausage
- 3 1/2 lbs. duck meat, small dice, chilled
- 1 1/2 lbs. pork fat back (or other pork fat), small dice, chilled
- 1 1/2 oz. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 oz. honey
- 1 1/2 oz. fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 4 tsp. fresh sage, chopped
- 2 oz. fresh garlic, minced
- 4 oz. shallots, minced
- 2 oz. duck fat, rendered
- Chicken stock, as needed
- Hog casings (optional)
Combine duck meat and fat back with salt, pepper, honey and herbs. Sweat the garlic and shallots in the duck fat over low heat until tender. Drain off excess fat and chill the garlic and shallot mixture. When chilled, add to the meat. Grind the meat using a 1/4-inch plate of a meat grinder and place in a metal bowl over ice. Transfer the meat mixture to a mixing bowl and add just enough stock to lubricate the mixture. Mix on low speed for 20 seconds. The mixture is then ready for use or may be stuffed into the casings then air dried overnight and smoked the next day, if so desired.
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Pierpont’s at Union Station
30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 • 816-221-5111
Pierpont’s at Union Station has been providing memorable food and service since its inception in 1999. Named for railroad baron J.P. (Pierpont) Morgan, Pierpont’s serves fresh seafood, arriving daily, and perfectly-aged prime steaks. We use locally sourced items, and our menus are updated seasonally, with our small plates/tasting menu being one of our most popular. Pierpont’s boasts an extensive and evolving wine cellar with more than 350 bottle selections and numerous offerings by the glass.
Our awe-inspiring two story bar with its rolling library ladder maintains an extensive wine list from around the globe, rare single malts, small pot distilled bourbons, gins from Holland, Icelandic vodkas, and exquisite Mescal tequilas from the southern tip of Mexico, all to enhance your culinary selections.
The Private Dining Rooms, located in the Wine Cellar, as well as Pierpont’s Loft on the second floor overlooking Union Station’s Grand Hall, offer more intimate settings for groups of six to 60. These are perfect for business meetings or entertaining guests. Each room is individually decorated, offering an exceptional place to celebrate a special occasion, close the deal, or enjoy a gathering with friends. Reservations suggested.
Visit www.pierponts.com for hours and menus.