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Tender Seared Duck Breast
FRIDAY 01.12.2018

Never Fear, the Perfect Grilled Duck Recipe is Here!

Perfectly seared grilled duck breast is easier than you think. Fire up the grill and follow these simple steps to make crisp and moist seared duck breast without having to order out. Better than chicken!

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Recipe Ingredients

      Directions 

      Score the fat cap of the duck, cutting through the fat but not into the duck breast meat.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      Season both sides of the duck with a light dusting of garlic powder, and a more liberal seasoning of salt and pepper.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      Let the duck rest in the refrigerator until your grill is up to temperature. Set grill to 500 degrees with direct heat for searing. Grill grates work great for duck because when the duck fat drips off, it will catch on fire if it hits the coals, so be careful. The Grill Grates (https://www.grillgrate.com) will catch a lot of the drippings and eliminate flare ups.  Cook the duck fat side down first to render the fat.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      After about 2-3 minutes and you have good markings, turn the breast 90 degrees to mark it again. Flip after 2-3 minutes.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      Turn 90 degrees for grill marks and when the duck breast reaches an internal temperature of about 130, you can remove the duck and let it rest for 5 minutes and allow the carry over heat to reach an internal temperature of 135, medium rare.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      Slice duck and serve hot.

      Fogo Charcoal, Vortex, Big green egg, Tender Seared Duck Breast

      Enjoy!

      *USDA recommends 165 degrees internal temperature.

       


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