This is a great way to quickly cook duck or goose breasts. My husband is a duck hunter, but he doesn't really care for traditional duck recipes so he came up with this and everyone raves! It works well for duck or goose. If you can find Dale's Seasoning, a seasoning sauce with 11 spices, that's our favorite for the marinade. The recipe is easily adapted as hunters' success rates tend to vary.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the marinade, stir the steak sauce and whiskey together in a bowl. Pour the marinade into a resealable plastic bag and add the duck cubes. Seal the bag, turn once or twice to thoroughly coat the duck, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat a grill for medium heat. Soak the toothpicks in a bowl of water at least 1/2 hour to prevent burning.

  • Remove the duck from the marinade, and discard the sauce. Wrap a piece of bacon around each duck cube and secure with a toothpick.

  • Cook the duck bites on the preheated grill until bacon is crisp and duck is no longer pink, turning once, 5 to 10 minutes. Place on a serving plate, cool slightly, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

1407.8 calories; 41.3 g protein; 3.4 g carbohydrates; 254.6 mg cholesterol; 789.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I made this recipe exactly as above except I didn't use Dave's Steaksauce. Instead I made my own with 2 Tbsp Worcestershire 2 Tbsp Vinegar 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar and 4 Tbsp ketchup. The whiskey we used was some cheap stuff we've had for years but never opened until now! I think it was Old Crow? Anyway great recipe and I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I made this recipe exactly as above except I didn't use Dave's Steaksauce. Instead I made my own with 2 Tbsp Worcestershire 2 Tbsp Vinegar 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar and 4 Tbsp ketchup. The whiskey we used was some cheap stuff we've had for years but never opened until now! I think it was Old Crow? Anyway great recipe and I'll make it again. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
I made this recipe exactly as above except I didn't use Dave's Steaksauce. Instead I made my own with 2 Tbsp Worcestershire 2 Tbsp Vinegar 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar and 4 Tbsp ketchup. The whiskey we used was some cheap stuff we've had for years but never opened until now! I think it was Old Crow? Anyway great recipe and I'll make it again. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2008
This was a very good recipe I followed it just as written. The only change I would make is that I would use smaller pieces of bacon. I used 1/2 slice per piece of duck and the ammount and flavor of the bacon over powered the duck. The marinade worked well and I did pre-marinade the duck pieces on salted ice water to remove the 'gamey' flavor. Over all this was a very good recipe and I would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
Finally a recipe I can use for a duck that has been skinned! We used to pluck our ducks but hubby does taxidermy so now we just skin them and losing the fat makes the meat dry. This is way more exciting than just barding the meat. Thanks Karab!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Used Soy Sauce instead of Dale's...will try Dale's next time. We absolutely LOVED this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2013
Great recipe! I cooked this for my husband and his parents. It tasted a lot like steak to us! I borrowed from the person who used Vinegar and brown sugar and I used A1 Steak sauce and some Wild Turkey. Marinated the breast with for about 6 hours. However I fried the bites then placed in the oven at 300 for about 15 minutes. It was new to us and we all liked it much more than any other duck dish we've had before. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2011
This is the traditional way (more of less) that we do all of our duck and goose in my house. To kick things up a notch we often add a slice of jalepeno pepper pepperocini water chestnut or banana pepper with the duck then wrap the bacon around both and return to the marinade until ready to cook. DO NOT OVERCOOK the duck. When the bacon is close to being done you're ready to go. If the bacon gets very dark and crispy you may not be as happy with the results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2016
My son shot a few geese on the 23rd of December and I was debating on what to do with them....roast throw in the freezer...but I went to the web and found this quick and easy recipe. Didn't have any dales (but very familiar with it) so I opted for another reviewers suggestion - as follows: 2 T. Worstershire; 2 T. red wine vinegar; 2 T. brown sugar; 2 T. ketchup (however I doubled the above as it was over powered by the bourbon. I also added a slice of jalepeno to each. They flew off of the table like they still had wings.....would and will make them again....5 stars Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
Awesome! We took these to a friends house after my hubby went hunting. I had wanted to try something new with duck and this just struck me as neat. I got great reviews from our friends. We'll be making this again but trying beer instead if whiskey just to try something new. Read More