5 Duck Breast Recipes For Dinner

miso glazed duck breast on a plate with a side of white rice and pickled cabbage

Many people assume duck is something one gets at fancy restaurants; and that maybe it is too inconvenient to cook at home. This could not be farther from the truth! Duck is an incredibly delicious yet easy to cook bird. In fact I prefer duck over any other poultry! Here are some of the best duck breast recipes on my site, perfect for your next dinner.

1. Saffron Risotto With Duck Breast

Saffron Risotto With Duck Breast

Saffron and duck are two flavors that taste great together. So this saffron risotto with savory duck breast is a match made in heaven. Duck, medium rare with crispy skin sits atop a creamy and near neon yellow scoop of risotto. This recipe is so perfect for a date night.

2. Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Duck Breast With Haskap Gastrique

Due to the high fat content in a duck breast, it is popular to pair this poultry with something sweet or sour. In this case, haskap berries were used to create an astringent, tangy sauce to balance the fatty duck. This duck breast with haskap gastrique is an elegantly presented dish sure to impress.

3. Yakitori Duck Salad

yakitori duck salad with arugula and fig slices in a stonecast bowl

This recipe calls for a duck breast cooked in the standard French method, but brushed with a simple Japanese teriyaki sauce after slicing. The yakitori duck salad has a base of arugula with candied walnuts and sliced figs for a fruity component.

4. Duck Ravioli In Beetroot Cream Sauce

duck ravioli in beet sauce with crispy duck skin garnish

This duck ravioli might not seem like a standard duck breast recipe, but in fact it uses the breast, the whole breast, and nothing but the breast (well, plus the pasta dough and sauce). This was one of my winning Valentine’s dinner recipes, and uses succulent duck breast meat inside while being topped with crispy duck skin chips.

5. Miso Glazed Duck Breast

miso glazed duck breast on a plate with a side of white rice and pickled cabbage

One of the best ways to prepare a duck breast is with a miso glaze. This umami packed Japanese fusion recipe is so delicious, and surprisingly easy. You can go start to finish in around 20 minutes! The perfectly cooked medium-rare duck breast is brushed with a miso glaze and served with white rice and cherry pickled cabbage.

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