Maple Leaf Farms has announced the winners of its 2013 Duck Recipe Contest. To enter the contest, contestants had to submit a photo of a recipe they created using Maple Leaf Farms duck products.
Taking the Grand Prize of $4,000 was Sandi Sheppard, of Norman, Okla., for her Smoky Double-Duck BLT Stack recipe. She will also receive free Maple Leaf Farms duck products for a year.
A recipe submitted by Suzanne Clark, of Phoenix, Ariz., for Crispy Duck Sausage and Bacon Polenta Bites with Port Drenched Onions and Raisins was awarded the First Runner-Up Prize. The Second Runner-Up Prize was claimed by Susan Asanovic, of Wilton, Conn., for her Moroccan Spiced Duck and Pistachio B’stilla recipe. Receiving Honorable Mention was a dessert recipe by Jennifer Beckman, of Falls Church, Va., Maple Pecan Blondies with Duck Bacon.
“We were very pleased with the variety and creativity of the recipe submissions from contestants,” says Maple Leaf Farms Consumer Marketing Director Nora Macon. “It was the first year that we received dessert recipes using our duck products.”
All recipes with accompanying final dish photos were evaluated anonymously by a panel of judges from Maple Leaf Farms in two separate judging rounds. The Top 10 finalists’ recipes were prepared in the final round of judging, where taste of the prepared duck dish was emphasized.
All contest entries, along with the winning recipes, may be viewed on the contest website at www.duckrecipecontest.com. Dates for the 2014 contest will also be announced on this site.