Barbecued Duck Breast

    55 min

    This is a simple, yet perfect way to serve duck. It tastes like steak. You can use the breasts and save the rest of the bird for stew or stock.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 8 skinned, boned duck breasts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Stir together the Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, hot sauce, garlic and pepper. Add the duck breasts and toss well to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
    2. Preheat a barbecue for medium-high heat.
    3. Barbecue the duck to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-well, depending on the size of the breast and the temperature of the barbecue.

    Alternative cooking methods

    Cook the duck in a frying pan or on the grill.

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    I am going to try this now, I will up date you all later.. This has turned out really well, The whole family enjoyed it, I cooked it in the frying pan as it's winter and served with salt & pepper jacket potato's & salad.  -  18 Feb 2017


    Excellent recipe. A tip for those who want to eliminate the "wild game" taste as much as possible is to soak the duck breasts in salted ice water for about an hour before using. I suggest about a Tablespoon of salt per quart. Make sure to use ice water as it will draw out blood. Then rinse the breasts thoroughly and quickly pat dry with paper towel before adding to the marinade. This recipe is a keeper!  -  12 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The best tip I can give when cooking any duck breasts is do NOT overcook. Cooking on grill is best. Breast should be medium to medium rare. Allow meat to rest 10 mins before cutting. If you overcook- it will give a more wild taste. We eat a variety of game meat all the time. This is the best tip someone should use.  -  08 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)