How long to cook Internal Temperature

What's the Safe Internal Temperature for Cooking Duck?

When it's done, duck meat should register 165 degrees on a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat. This is the USDA-recommended temperature to ensure that the meat is safe to eat. However, it's worth noting that since duck is a darker type of meat, many people like to treat it more like red meat and eat it medium-rare. Duck does carry less risk of salmonella, so that should give you some confidence if you choose to serve it at a lower temperature. But remember that "less risk" does not mean "no risk": If you want to be totally sure that you're safe, shoot for 165 degrees.

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