The 2014 Discover Duck® Recipe Contest
winners have been selected!
Grand Prize $10,000 - Duck & Sweet Plantain Lasagna Pastelon by Executive Chef Daniel Ramos of Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, FL
Second Place $1,000 - Peruvian Duck Ceviche by Chef Dennis Chan of Blue Bamboo in Jacksonville, FL
Additional finalists -
Candied Duck Bacon Maple Fried Ice Cream by Executive Chef Eric Lackey of Ulele, in Tampa, FL;
Quacker Jacks by Lead Chef Instructor Tom Chamot of New York Wine & Culinary Center, Canandaigua, NY;
Savory Duck Confit Cannoli by Production Chef Stephen Belin of Georgia Southern University/Lakeside Café in Statesboro, GA.
Grand Prize $2,500 - Citrus Seared Duck Breast with Herb Goat Cheese by Eljesa Haxhiu, a student at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA. She also earned her school $1,000 in Maple Leaf Farms duck products.
Additional student winning recipes -
Duck Liver Cheesecake with Red Currant Sauce by Erica Anderson of Houston Community College, Houston, TX;
Duck Confit Amuse Bouche with Duck Fat Crostini, Charred Spring Onion Soubise, Pickled Romanesco by Otto Nguyen of Art Institute of CA, Santa Monica;
Mini Duck Corn Dog with Maple Orange Mustard Sauce by Kristen DeSantis of Lincoln Culinary Institute of West Palm Beach, FL;
Ginger & Leek Duck Chowder by Warren Watson of Houston Community College, Houston, TX.
Recipes were judged using these criteria:
Accuracy of Recipe/Methodology
Chef Category Grand Prize: Duck & Sweet Plantain Lasagna Pastelon
to our winners!
Grand Prize Student Category: Citrus Seared Duck Breast with Herb Goat Cheese