Bacon Wrapped Duck Breasts Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Mar. 22, 2007
My husband and I thought this recipe was only O.K. From other reviews, it sounded like the recipe was too salty. I didn't soak in salt water because of trying to cut down on salt, but soaked it in milk. Maybe the salt is needed for this recipe. I didn't find the Italian dressing to add much flavor. Maybe it needs to be marinated longer than 8 hours, or maybe a different brand of Italian dressing than the one I used is needed. We rather have beef, pork, chicken or seafood than duck or venison, but we have to eat it because my husband hunts. For someone that really likes wild duck this could be the recipe for them, but not for us. I rather fry or grill our duck breasts. Thank you anyways for the recipe.
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Reviewed: Feb. 23, 2007
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!
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Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2006
I think for someone that likes duck, this would be a good recipe. It was tender, and there was no "gamey" taste. Yet, we didn't like it at all. You absolutely need to like "game" for this recipe.
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Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2005
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. Garry Smith
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Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2004
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.
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Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2003
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!
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Reviewed: Feb. 25, 2003
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.
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