I joined my friend, Todd Gifford aka "the Crow Man", at his western Minnesota duck camp during the opener this fall. My best success came from a long walk through the muck and jumping a mixed bag of ducks from a flooded pasture. Fortunately, a couple of wood ducks couldn't outmaneuver my sub-par shotgunning skills.
Woodies are some of the best eating ducks I've tasted. I've cooked them a lot of different ways, but I can't take credit for this recipe. My girlfriend has fond memories of eating wild game as a kid, and this particular duck dish comes straight from her childhood kitchen. When served together, this comforting duo will warm your soul and bring your mind back to the marsh with every mouthful.