Maple Pecan Crusted Duck Breast

Recipe by Chef #603588
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 breasts
UNITS: US

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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and dry duck breasts, then stab full of holes with a skewer or a knife works fine too.
  • Lay the duck in a large bowl, avoid overlapping if possible and pour enough maple syrup over breasts to cover.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Pour 1/2-3/4 of the pecans in a zip bag and smash well with a rolling pin. You may wish to pulse in a food processor instead.
  • Remove duck from frige and set at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • One breast at a time baste with remaining syrup and a basting brush, then roll in pecan crumbs.
  • Place in a buttered baking dish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes. You want the duck to be a little rare or it will be tough.