Chicken and turkey make decent enough burger substitutes.
But they ain’t got nothing on duck.
If you’ve never had a duck burger before, prepare yourself for a most righteous patty on a bun.
In the cookbook, “Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors” (Grand Central Life & Style, 2018), of which I received a review copy, the recipe may be called “Duck Meatloaf,” but even authors Ryan Angulo and Doug Crowell advise that it can be eaten burger-style with a smear of mustard.
The cookbook’s title refers to the two most important ingredients they believe that are needed to take a good meal into the realm of greatness.
The 100-plus recipes give the makings to serve just that in the casual comfort of your own home with recipes such as “Salt-Roasted Beet Hummus,” “Slow-Roasted Pork Spare Ribs with Ancho Chile Marinade” and “Delicata Squash Tart.”