Stopped cooking whole turkey in my family, since I never quite liked whole turkeys and it's my house! Making two of the Torrisi Turkey Breasts (recipe handled, thankfully), but also making 8 large duck breasts (size : think about 2 servings per duck breast) using the Maple Lacquered Duck Breast recipe from here. I've never cooked that many duck breasts before. What would your technique be? I have two large-ish lodge cast iron pans, as well as some le cruesets and various other types of pans.
1. Can I do all the stove top work in shifts, and let batch one of the duck rest while finishing batch two, and then put them all in the oven at the same time?
2. Can the stove top part of the recipe be done earlier in the day (think 2pm), and then the final 5/10 minutes where the oven is used for the lacquer be done before serving family style (think 7pm). I wanted to use the duck fat for some of the veg I'm roasting, but I don't know how my duck will be if I cook it completely earlier in the day.
Thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving :)