For many of us the New Year offers a reset, a return to basics. At D’Artagnan that means duck. Thirty years ago Ariane began the company with duck products, and while she quickly expanded our offerings, duck is where it all started. So in the first weeks of our 30th year, we celebrate the simple pleasures of duck with 15% off at dartagnan.com.
Enjoy duck breast, duck legs (raw and confit), whole duck, duck fat and our signature prepared duck products. So go ahead, cook some duck! It’s easy to do at home, as our video with Sara Moulton proves.
Cozy winter routines – like braising and slow roasting – go hand-in-hand with our flash sale today. Save up to 40% off select items now. There’s something for everyone, from wild boar and pasture-raised beef stripsteak to our 3-ounce tub of truffle butter. Save big and get a case of six to stash in the freezer. You’ll be glad you did. Truffle butter popcorn, anyone?
This limited-time offer is valid Monday 1/12/15 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or membership discount and is not valid on pending or prior purchases. Offer applies to product purchase only, before shipping and handling; standard shipping charges will be applied. Valid on select products, while supplies last.
We think every party needs a charcuterie board on the table. With that strong beginning, you can serve all manner of tasty nibbles and host a New Year’s Eve party that everyone will talk about well into next year.
If you take our suggestion and serve charcuterie – duck rillettes, pâté, saucisson sec – these quick pickled mushrooms will complement the rich flavors and textures nicely.
Our chorizo croquettes are served with smoky paprika sauce and make a fabulous finger food for a New Year’s Eve party.
Get the best puff pastry you can find for these mushroom vol-au-vents. And let the vegetarians know that you will have tasty options for them.
New Year’s Eve calls for the fancy stuff. Our caviar pairs well with baby red potatoes and crème fraiche in this simple – yet elegant – recipe.
These dainty deviled quail eggs with porcini and parmesan will be a hit. Set them in a drift of parmesan cheese and watch them vanish fast.
And after the revelry is done, and you are looking for a fortifying New Year’s Day brunch, look to our recipes for inspiration. Because bacon helps make everything better. Your resolutions actually begin January 2.
When it comes to gifts, is there anything better than food? Not for those of us who are obsessed with all things culinary! Is there someone like that on your list? We’ve got you covered.
From gift baskets and foie gras to our signature cassoulet kit, there is something for everyone at dartagnan.com.
Most people agree that everything tastes better with bacon. Wrapping foods in bacon is a fad with serious staying power…and deep historical roots. The technical term for wrapping food in a layer of fat to add flavor and moisture is “barding.” Bacon is commonly used because aside from its signature fat content, the flavor is sweet, salty and smoky at the same time. Perfect for imparting flavor to a lean piece of meat.
Classic bacon-wrapped items, such as rumaki (chicken liver or water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet soy glaze), angels on horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon), devils on horseback (prunes wrapped in bacon), and bacon-wrapped filet mignon, have been around for years. Veal paupiettes are another classic version of barding.
Think beyond these old school stand-bys and try baconizing the following:
- Fruit: dried dates, pineapple wedges, fresh figs
- Vegetables: bundles of asparagus, green beans or green onions, mushrooms, potato wedges, spicy peppers, cherry tomatoes, avocado wedges, slices of acorn squash
- Seafood: shrimp, scallops, thick pieces of fish, like seabass or salmon
- Meat: pork loin, venison tenderloin, meatloaf or meatballs, hamburger sliders
- Poultry: whole pheasants or guinea hen, bite-sized chicken pieces, bone-in turkey breast, quail
- Other: hard-cooked eggs, rolls or bread sticks
Once your items are wrapped in bacon, you can choose to bake, broil, grill, or sauté them. If the item you are wrapping in bacon has a short cook time (e.g., a fresh fig), you will need to par-cook the bacon before using to ensure it is fully cooked when the dish is ready to eat. Cook the bacon first in a skillet or the oven until it is half-way cooked, but still pliable. Then proceed to twist, drape or wrap it around the item of your choice, and finish it in the oven, on the grill or in the pan.
Mix things up by using a wide variety of bacon. Hickory smoked and applewood smoked both have the traditional flavors we all recognize. For something completely different, try duck bacon wrapped around dried apricots or baby bok choy. Ventrèche, or French pancetta, isn’t technically bacon because it is not smoked, but can be used in all the same ways. It is especially good wrapped around figs and blue cheese.
This squab recipe involves plums wrapped in bacon, which is a variation we highly recommend. And you can watch Chef Marcus Samuelsson prepare it in our video.
Buy whatever you like at dartagnan.com and take 15% off with promo code FRIENDS14 for 3 days … beginning NOW!
We are always sad to see summer go, but there is a certain pleasure in the arrival of autumn. It means going back to the kitchen and the comfort food techniques we love: roasting, simmering and braising. It’s time to get cozy and get cooking.
So we’re kicking it off today with 15% off our favorite meats for fall. Stock up and and plan ahead for kitchen victory. Dust off the slow cooker, and bring on the braise.
Shop and save until Sunday 9/28 – the sale ends at midnight EST.
Head over to dartagnan.com and get free standard FedEx shipping on your order over $125 – today only!
You lucky duck. No sooner did Charc Week end … and now there’s a special deal on all things duck at dartagnan.com.
Enjoy 20% off duck all week. But do it before Sunday, September 14 at midnight EST.
And please let us know what you’re cooking! Share your duck dishes with us on Facebook or Twitter. Tag your posts #duckspotting.
This limited-time offer is valid Tuesday 8/19/14 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or membership discount and is not valid on pending or prior purchases. Offer applies to product purchase only, before shipping and handling; standard shipping charges will be applied. Valid on select products, while supplies last. SHOP NOW!