Recipe by TRIBOYS
"A simple way to prepare duck breasts without the 'gamey' taste. Serve with wild rice and fresh bread for a special meal."
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duck breast halves
1 (16 ounce) bottle
Italian-style salad dressing
Delicious...but...next time I cook this dish, and there will be a next time, I will soak in plain water instead of salt water, or soak for less time, together with the bacon, which is also salty, this dish was slightly too salty.I served with long grain & wild rice as I hadn't tried wild rice before, it wonderful, next time wild rice only. This was the first time my wife had had duck, and she enjoyed it, but it was a little rich for her. I love duck, but it seems to be an aquired taste with some people.
Also needs a little something as served with rice and bread its quite a dry meal, even with a glass of white wine as we had.
This was ok...I didn't soak or marinate as long as recommended, and didn't really like the Italian flavor the dressing added to the duck. I did double up on the bacon though (hoping to try and get this meat past my 9 yr old son). The bacon does help, but as mentioned in a previous review, when cooking in the oven you might want to turn meat over after bacon crisps to allow the bacon on the underside to crisp also. In the end it wasn't anything I'll probably make again. Think next time I cook duck, I'll go with a little bit more "traditional" of a recipe for duck.
I have to be creative since I am related to several men who love to hunt. Since waterfowl season recently opened, (and the men's hunt was successful) I had to find some ways to prepare this bird. I'll be honest, I'm NOT a fan of duck (or wild goose) but this recipe was great! I followed the recipe exactly - except I only marinated in Italian dressing for 5 hours instead of eight. Also, I didn't need to secure with toothpicks, I just wrapped the bacon around the breast and placed it seam side down. BUT - I had to flip 3/4 of the way through so that the bacon that was on the bottom would turn crisp like the top had. Thanks Triboys for the easy, no hassel, tasty recipe!
My husband doesnt like italian dressing, so I took the bacon idea and changed the rest. I only soak the duck in plain water, then I saute mushrooms, onion and garlic. Butterfly the breasts and stuff the mixture inside, then wrap in bacon. I then grill the duck until the bacon is nice and crisp. My family loves it.
Being an avid waterfowl hunter as well as cook, I always have lots of duck and goose to cook. I've cooked it just about everyway you can think of and this is one of my favorites. I will throw a couple suggestions out that I use as an addition to this base. First, I alwasy slice my duck breasts into the size chunks I'm going to use before I marinate them. Secondly, sometimes I soad them in cola for 24 hours or so. The italian dressing is a must and leave it in there as long as you can (24 hours isn't too much). The only other thing I do is to add a half pepperocini, water chestnut, banana pepper or jalepeno between the duck and the bacon - just to give it a little something else. Cook until the bacon is done and DO NOT OVER COOK - medium or medium rare is the way to go. Wash down with ice cold beer!
Finally, a way to fix all the duck my husband brings home from hunting! I did think it was a little salty and will cut down on that next time. I loved the bacon taste and may double the bacon next time.
I tweeked this a bit; first, we raise our own domestic ducks, and we enjoy the flavor of duck. So I don't soak the meat to remove any flavor from it, nor do I marinate it in anything. I use the other reviewer's suggestion of the jalepeno and it's a big hit. I simply lay out a piece of bacon (I use turkey bacon to cut out a little of the fat), lay a piece of duck on it, put a jalepeno in the center of the duck and roll it all up. I usually chop up some fresh veggies and bake the duck on top of the veggies. I've also grilled it the same way, except I wrapped it all up in foil to retain the moisture. It's been a huge hit every time!
I have made this dish many times and it is always a crowd favorite. If someone is new to duck, this would be perfect! NOTE: I sometimes use 50/50 Italian dressing & Ranch Dressing - sounds weird, but it's amazing :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bacon Wrapped Duck Breasts
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 394
** Calories from Fat: 271
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