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5 Best Grilled Duck Recipes

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5 Best Grilled Duck Recipes

Don't settle for ordinary grilling this Memorial Day Weekend, turn some heads with these delicious grilled duck recipes. (Vincent Keiman photo)

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Wow your friends and family with any one—or all—of our favorite grilled duck recipes.

Bacon-Wrapped Duck Breast Poppers

If you like bacon and the taste of fresh duck breasts hot off the grill, our number one recipe is for you. These bacon-wrapped duck poppers are perfect for celebrating at backyard get-togethers, and they only take 15 minutes to cook. Simply marinate slices of duck breast overnight and then pop them on the grill for a quick and tasty appetizer.

Bacon-Wrapped Duck Breast Poppers
Bacon-wrapped duck poppers cooking on a hot grill. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Burkhead)

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 pounds of duck breasts, sliced ½-inch thick, across the grain
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Lowry's seasoning salt
  • 6 to 12 tablespoons (in other words, a lot!) Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • Bacon slices (one for each slice of duck breast)

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Sweet Jalapeño Grilled Duck

Don't let the number of peppers in this Sweet Jalapeno Grilled Duck Recipe scare you. This cooked marinated duck will be milder than you might think. If you want to lower the heat factor, avoid the top part of the pepper (area closest to the stem) where the heat is more concentrated.

Jalapeno Grilled Duck
The orange juice and jalapeño slices in the marinade make this grilled duck recipe pleasantly sweet and a little spicy. (Photo courtesy of "The Sporting Chef")

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole ducks
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups orange juice concentrate
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced widthwise
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

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Horseradish Duck Burger

Horseradish Duck Burger
Add a bitter and aromatic kick to your duck burgers by folding in some horseradish when forming the patties. (Photo courtesy of "The Sporting Chef")

When it comes to making burgers, most people don't consider waterfowl meat as an alternative to beef, but ground duck or goose breasts are great on the grill.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ground duck breast fillets, skin on or off
  • 1 cup ground pork
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • Sliced bacon
  • Sliced cheese, your choice
  • Buns
  • Lettuce, onion and tomato (optional)

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Duck Yakitori 

Duck Yakitori
Duck Yakitori (Photo courtesy of Jesse Griffiths)

This traditional yakitori sauce is great on duck breasts. You can also try it with pieces of turkey breast or whole doves.

Ingredients:

  • Pickled radish
  • 4 boneless duck breasts, about 1 to 1 ½ pounds
  • 1 cup mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 green onions, green part thinly sliced, white part cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water

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Ground Duck and Sausage Sliders

Duck and sausage sliders
A tasty little slider made of ground duck, pork sausage, and chipotle peppers. (Nevada Foodies photo)

Fun to make. Easy to eat. These guilt-free sliders come with an added kick to your taste buds!

Ingredients:

  • 6 duck breasts cut into small cubes
  • ½ pound ground pork sausage (mild or hot)
  • ½cup diced yellow onion
  • ¼ cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: Hawaiian sweet rolls, minced red onion, soft cheddar cheese, and avocado

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