Duck starters

For an elegant dinner party or special occasion starter, turn to our duck starter recipes. Find easy to make duck salads, duck risotto, duck filo baskets, duck terrine and lots more.

17 recipes



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9 reviews

A whole duck is stuffed with orange segments and basted with a mouth-watering combination of honey, butter and orange juice. Seasoned with basil and fresh root ginger, this is a succulent slow-roasted duck everyone will love.

Recipe by: KAYLEEW

5 reviews

This is a cheats recipe of making Peking duck. It requires little effort and is exceptionally tasty. Serve with rice or shredded, with pancakes, spring onions, cucumber and plum sauce.

Recipe by: Allison

2 reviews

Delightful pastry baskets with slices of duck breast and a rich stuffing made from chicken, onions, breadcrumbs, honey and orange. Nice recipe if you have guests to impress. You can also try adding some Cointreau to the stuffing.

Recipe by: nahuette

1 review

A fusion of delicious summery flavours, so easy to put together with shop bought smoked duck breast.

Recipe by: LP

1 review

This is so easy, yet will 'wow' your guests with its elegance and taste.

Recipe by: LP

No reviews

Risotto rice absorbs delectable flavours from dried porcini mushrooms, herbs, garlic and vegetable stock, before being tossed with sauted fresh mushrooms and slices of tender duck to make a spectacular supper dish.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

No reviews

The distinctive duck flavour of this terrine, heightened by the hint of orange, is perfectly complemented by the sweet leeks and fresh green beans. A small amount of duck fat is included, but there is still much less fat than would be found in a traditional recipe. This terrine will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

No reviews

The contrast of sweet citrus, slightly bitter greens, spicy chilli, earthy grains and tender duck is marvellous, with sweet basil adding an unexpected note. Kumquats are a curious citrus fruit in that they are eaten skin and all; poaching takes away their bitterness so they yield up a sweet citrus flavour.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

No reviews

A very pleasant duck salad, ready in only five minutes. This makes a lovely light lunch or simple starter.

Recipe by: baravin

No reviews

With ripe, juicy nectarines, red grapes, peppery green and red leaves, and slices of tender griddled duck, this is a particularly pretty salad. The unusual dressing complements and brings together all the ingredients.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

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