Bacon Wrapped Duck Breasts


A simple way to prepare duck breasts without the 'gamey' taste. Serve with wild rice and fresh bread for a special meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
20 hrs
Total Time:
21 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup salt

  • 8 cups water

  • 12 duck breast halves

  • 12 slices bacon

  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing

  • toothpicks


  1. Mix together salt and water. Set aside 2/3 of the mixture, and pour the rest into a glass baking dish. Soak the duck in the salt water overnight to remove the gamey. Change the salt water twice, or until mostly clear.

  2. The next morning, discard the salt water, and pour salad dressing over the duck breasts, and marinate for at least 8 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wrap each breast half in one strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place the breasts in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  4. Bake for about 1 hour, or until bacon is crisp, and duck is cooked through.

On the grill

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill duck breasts for about 30 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
33g Fat
8g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 1810mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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