Duck Recipes

Browse more than 60 recipes for wild and farm-raised duck, from seared duck breast to roast duck, Peking duck, and even duck confit.

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Roasted Duck

Rating: 4.5 stars 365
A simple, 3-ingredient spice rub seasons roasted duck basted with butter.

Roast Duck with Apple Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
When you're in the mood for something rich and flavorful, try this wild duck rubbed with light seasoning and stuffed with apples, celery and onion.

Grilled Wild Duck Breast

Rating: 5 stars 80
A simple way to treat SMALL duck - and it's a HUGE hit! It's like having steak. Use the breasts, save the rest of the bird for a stew or stock.

Honey Duck

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
Orange-stuffed duck sprinkled with fresh basil and ginger and basted with a honey citrus glaze. Delicious, flavorful, moist duck recipe!

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
Pan-seared duck breast with blueberry sauce atop a bed of bok choy, wild mushrooms, pancetta, and shallots. Served with a side of roasted potatoes seasoned with rosemary and thyme.

Duck Breasts with Raspberry Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 39
If you want to use frozen raspberries for this recipe, allow them to thaw first.

Duck Confit, the Right Way

Rating: 5 stars 2
Duck confit takes a while to prepare properly but is well worth the effort. This melt-in-your mouth duck treat will become a favorite. I buy whole ducks and then remove legs/wings whole and breasts from the bone. Always keep the skin on duck! You can easily double this recipe if you're having a dinner party. I learned this method from Chef Uriah of the Columbian Cafe of Astoria, Oregon. The breasts become pan roasted Muscovy duck (see my recipe) and the legs/wings become confit. Never roast a Muscovy duck whole: the breast comes out dry, musky, and bitter tasting.

Garlic Roasted Duck Breast

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Duck breast. Pan seared, then roasted with garlic and rosemary.
By silvertail

Pastrami-Spiced Duck Breast Reuben

Rating: 5 stars 1
Spiced duck breast slices on rye bread with a simple slaw and Russian dressing make Chef John's twist on a Reuben sandwich.

Peking Duck

Rating: 4.5 stars 118
Tender, juicy roast duck served with homemade plum sauce and green onions.

Duck Fesenjan

Rating: 5 stars 9
A savory stew featuring duck, pomegranate, and walnuts, which is every bit as exotic as it sounds. This is my interpretation of the ancient classic. I'm assuming like most similar recipes, every household has their own version, and this kind of thing can easily be tailored to your tastes.
Chef John
By Chef John

Duck Fried Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
This is how I like to use up leftovers from our favorite take-out meal of Chinese roast duck and barbequed pork. Ingredient amounts may vary depending on what's left from your meal. But fried rice dishes are very forgiving.

Inspiration and Ideas

7 Things to Do with Reserved Duck Fat
If you haven't roasted a duck lately, luckily you can find rendered duck fat in many grocery stores. Here are some delicious ways to use it.
Duck Rillettes
Rating: 5 stars 10

Duck rillettes is one of the most amazing culinary magic tricks of all time. Even though most of the spread is made up of fairly lean duck meat, by emulsifying it in a little butter, duck fat, and duck gelatin, you'll swear the final product has the fat content of the finest foie gras torchon. By the way, I miss foie gras torchon.