How To Cook Wild Duck Breast

by engle saez December 10, 2019

How To Cook Wild Duck Breast

How to cook wild duck breast. First things first, did you keep the skin on?  I get it, it’s easier to breast them out without the skin but you are seriously missing out on the best part. If you don’t have skin, grillin’ is the best. If they're mallards, the breasts could probably do 3 mins on each side on a hot grill. Then rest for 20 mins. if they have skin, you need to render it out. First, score the skin making large triangles w the cut and make sure you cut to the end so the ends don't curl up. Then put them in the largest pan you have so there's lots of space in between the breast. Put the stove top on the lowest heat and after about 30 mins you'll see the fat melting out. This takes about 90 mins at least.  If you turn the heat too high and try to rush this, there's a weird chemistry that happens and it won't render. You can also help this process by putting tin foil loosely over the top of the breasts in the pan and add some weight like cans of soup or an iron or something to weight the skin down to render the fat out. after 90 mins, the fat will be out, and you'll have crispy-ish skin. Pour the fat into a little cup to keep for cooking eggs (duck fat is the best for cooking). Take the breasts out, turn up the heat and quickly cook like 2 mins on the other side, pull out and rest them for at least 20 mins while you're making the sauce. In that same pan melt 2 tablespoons of  butter and throw in 2  shallots sliced and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add 3/4 cup red wine, 1 T vinegar and 1 T sugar and simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the 1 tablespoon of butter. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Slice your duck and it should be super red like you would want your steak. Pour sauce over this. if you want to really knock it out of the park, turn your oven on broil and put the duck skin side up directly under so it starts to crisp, and it will flame up. This will crisp the skin and will only take another minute. If you do this, I’d put the sauce down on the plate and the sliced crispy duck breasts on top w the crispy skin so it doesn't get un-crispy under the sauce. EASY PEASY.





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