Big's Grilled Duck Breast

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Duck breasts can be purchased in most good Asian butcher shops and upscale meat stores. Marinated and grilled it is amazing !!! Sort of like very flavorful beef... Cooked rare it is melt in your mouth tender. Serve with some ripe mexican papaya, lime wedges, Big's White and Wild Rice Medley and asparagus spears (as pictured)...


    Mis en place:

    1 16 oz. duck breast, fat cut criss cross

    marinade:
    3 garlic cloves finely minced
    1 Tbls. fresh grated ginger
    1/2 cup terikayi sauce
    1 Tbls sesame oil
    1 Tbls rice wine vinegar


    Wash and pat dry duck breast. It should have a large fat cap on one side, for the sake of the recipe we will call that the PRESENTATION SIDE... With a sharp paring knife cut lines though the fat cap on an angle - do this the length of the fat cap. Rotate duck breast and repeat so you have a pattern of squares cut into the fat. Season BOTH SIDES of duck breast heavily with salt and fresh cracked black pepper - place duck breast in heavy zip lock bag - add marinade ingredients and close, swish around so everything gets combined well and meat is covered in marinade. Refrigerate at least two hours. Remove one hour before grilling.

    Get grill heated. Grill presentation side down first - cook about 8 minutes - grill will flare up like crazy from duck fat cooking off. Keep grill closed as much as possible - flip and cook on 2nd side about 5 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest covered about 5 minutes. Now slice THIN on the bias. Serve as suggested above (see photo below).


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  2. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds Great!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have always wanted to try duck, this sounds like a recipe I can try easily. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Shockwave

    Shockwave Out Of The Brooder

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    Mike, Dude! You always make me hungy, man [​IMG] You gotta quit this! [​IMG]
     
  5. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a question about the grilled duck. Your photo the meat looks rare should it looks so rare? We have never killed or cooked duck but are needing to as we have too many males and some need to go into the freezer or on the grill. Thanks for your help
     
  6. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    It IS real rare... I was gifted FOUR frozen duck breasts from someplace real nice a number of Christmases ago...

    For years I overcooked steaks. Some friends had me over for dinner and served me some RARE steak and it was ever so good. You overcook duck breast it'll be tough. This stuff is terrific rare... Try my recipe. If your kids like it more well done, take the slices and microwave them for a minute. And try one of those...

    It's all a personal preference... do make the rice dish and serve with mexican papaya slices if you can find them...

    That is a Chilean wine, Montes. Or the more upscale labels Montes Alpha... some of the oldest french cabernet vinestock in the world. Real value.
     
  7. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    It IS real rare... I was gifted FOUR frozen duck breasts from someplace real nice a number of Christmases ago...

    For years I overcooked steaks. Some friends had me over for dinner and served me some RARE steak and it was ever so good. You overcook duck breast it'll be tough. This stuff is terrific rare... Try my recipe. If your kids like it more well done, take the slices and microwave them for a minute. And try one of those...

    It's all a personal preference... do make the rice dish https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=171687
    and
    serve with mexican papaya slices if you can find them...

    That is a Chilean wine, Montes. Or the more upscale labels Montes Alpha... some of the oldest french cabernet vinestock in the world. Real value.
     

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