So I pulled out (from the freezer) what I thought was some bone-in pork chops to defrost for a recipe for tomorrow. After defrosting in the fridge overnight, I opened up the (unlabelled... duh) freezer bag to discover.. a bird carcass! Not pork chops, and not a whole bird either- the breasts are gone. Seems that at some point in the past I pulled the breasts off for something else, and saved the carcass for another purpose and forgot about it. (Boy, is my face red...)
Trouble is, I'm not sure what sort of bird it is. It's too big to be a usual store-bought chicken, it has a lot of fat deposits, and the little remaining meat is a dark sort of mahogany color. It has a long neck that is still attached to the carcass. It's too small to be a turkey... I think.
So, I've pulled off as much skin and fat deposits as possible. Not sure what else to do with it... obviously, this isn't pork chops, so now I have to think fast. Since it's a carcass, it's obviously not dinner.
First off, I'm guessing it's a duck.
If I'm right, I can't think of anything else to do but make duck stock. Any ideas?