Whether you’re thinking of refreshing an existing dish or crafting a new one – duck is a great and easy way to elevate your menu. Duck’s versatility, low cost, and ability to work with multiple cuisines are just some of the many reasons why it’s a surefire way to take your food offering to the next level.
There is a range of new duck products now available on the market thanks to a free-trade agreement between Australia and Thailand. Until now, the availability of fresh, frozen, and cooked duck products has been restricted to domestic production, which can be costly and limiting. But now Australian hospitality venues can now purchase high-quality cooked duck products for the first time from Thailand.
In line with the trade agreement, the world’s largest agro-industrial company CP Foods has launched high-quality duck products. Founded in 1921, CP Foods has dedicated itself to animal welfare, world-standard farming practices, and high-quality processing. The company can provide 100 per cent traceability with no requirement for third-party providers and has been awarded with the QS certification for poultry – the only company outside of the European Union to hold it.
Here’s some of the reasons why duck should be on your menu:
Versatility and easy application
Duck can substitute other meats such as chicken, beef, and pork, resulting in an unrivalled flavour profile on the plate. It’s a versatile protein that lends itself to an array of applications, whether it’s on pizzas, in tacos, or the star of a Peking duck pancake.
Don’t have time to design new dishes? No problem. How about swapping out pulled pork on a pizza for some succulent shredded duck? Or what about creating a unique taco offering with duck as the leading protein? It’s also an effortless way to differentiate a salad with the option to add roasted duck breast.
Domestic duck production can be expensive and has previously seen a lot of operators dismiss the protein due to budgeting. Thailand is known for its high-quality duck meat and it is more affordable than domestic duck products, which enables operators to save. The CP Foods duck range offers great value, landing at $27 per kilogram or around $2.70 per 100g portion.
The CP Foods duck range is cooked and fully frozen for your convenience. With its quick and easy preparation, it’ll save time in the kitchen and be on the plate in no time. There’s an array of portion sizes to suit any venue, too. Take your pick from half or whole ducks along with different shredded meat packs.
Variety of protein styles
The CP Foods duck range ensures there’s plenty of ways for duck to be used on the menu. The range features everything from shredded, roasted, boneless, and Peking duck options.
The CP Foods duck range includes:
Aromatic shredded roast duck: An ideal option to elevate your taco offering or a great addition to salads, soups, noodle dishes, and pizzas.
Boneless duck breast: Stands its ground in flavour when served by itself or can be added to any dish as a substitute for beef, chicken, or pork.
Boneless Peking fried duck: Suits traditional Peking-style pancakes and can be used in salads, stir fries, banh mi, and tacos.
Roasted aromatic shredded duck: An easy and flavoursome addition to pizzas, soups, salad, or sushi.
Duck can add a new edge to your culinary offering and is sure to spark interest with consumers. With its low cost, ease of application, and versatility, CP Foods’ high-quality, flavoursome duck is sure to work in the kitchen and on the plate.
To find out more about the CP Foods duck range, visit cpfglobalsourcing.com/duck