For my last #CookoutWeek recipe I made something that I’ve never cooked at home before, duck. I was so excited to receive from one of our sponsors, Maple Leaf Farms, a whole bunch of duck goodies. Duck breasts, duck bacon, and half roasted ducks. So it was time to get creative and I think I created a winner for sure in this duck breast wrapped in duck bacon.
While I’ve had duck many times at restaurants and really enjoy it for me it’s like fish entrees, I prefer to eat them out instead of worry about how to make them at home. But I am up for a challenge and what better place to take a shot than Cookout Week?!
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For this recipe, I decided to keep it simple. As simple as it gets to WRAPPING IT IN BACON! Make sure that the duck breasts are unthawed. Pat each one dry then place on a rack. Open 1 package of bacon then wrap at least 3 pieces on each breast. You won’t use the whole package so what I did was add the bacon to the sheet that I baked these on and my family enjoyed them as an addition to the breasts. The duck bacon was amazing! The boys raved and raved about it.
I ended up baking the breasts in the oven since Michigan weather has been kind of a pain (rain, rain, and more rain). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and they should be done in around 1 hour. Next time I plan on cooking these on the grill! But I was very happy with how these turned out without going to grill route and it gives me a way to make these all year round.
One of my favorite combinations of flavors is chicken blackberries. Since duck has a similar flavor profile I thought a sweet sauce would be great with this. And then it’s summer so why not heat things up a little with chili powder? Yes! It’s so simple. Remove the pit from the apricots and chop. Add the preserves, salt, red pepper and chili powder. Done!
Check the final temperature to make sure the duck is cooked all the way through. It should be at an internal temp of 165 degrees. And here you are….
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Duck Breast Wrapped In Bacon
- 2 7.5 ounce boneless duck breasts
- 12 ounces duck bacon
- 1/2 cup aprictot preserves
- 2 apricots chopped and pitted
- 2 Tbs water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Make sure that the duck breasts are unthawed. Pat each one dry then place on a rack.
- Open 1 package of bacon then wrap atleast 3 pieces on each breast. You won't use the whole package so what I did was add the bacon to the sheet that I baked these.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and they should be done in around 1 hour.
- Remove the pit from the apricots and chop. Add the preserves, salt, red pepper and chili powder.
- Check the final temperature to make sure the duck is cooked all the way through. It should be at internal temp of 165 degrees. Top with the apricots and enjoy!
Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Erin@BottomLeftoftheMitten