ive had a ton of people PM asking for simple recipes to help incourage family memebers to try duck. soo when i find time i gonna post up easy recipes with pics. here by far the best, easiest, and most common way of cooking these tasty creatures
first i started my "sauce" which consisted of balsamic vinegar, drop of honey and a tablespoon of sugar. put in pan, on low heat reduced in half.
next i layed out the bacon and breast to be wrapped. this is two teal breast overlapped.
put tooth picks threw each end becuase once you sear the bacon it shrinks.
i prefur to use my "grill pan" but any pan will do. heat the pan to about medium heat. its important to preheat to reduce the chances of the breast sticking. in nonstick pans i dont use any type of oil. the bacon is enough (in nonstick pans) to keep them from sticking.
next you need to finish the breast in the oven to reach a temp of 120, med rare. you need to leave the breast in longer on big birds. to know when its done press the breast, it should be firm. sorta like when you push the end of your nose. this means the duck is med rare. pull it from the oven
to get the best results after you pull from oven let breast "rest" on the cutting board for a few minutes to cool off and lock in juices. this is where i finish the sauce. becareful to not burn it, not only does balsamic reduction taste terrible burnt it makes a terrible mess. after resting slice breast the short length "agasint the grain" and fan over plate
now for the lustful reduction. take notice to how thick the sauce is. it coats the spoon rather well. the thicker the better.
this will go great with any starch. i prefur to roast or brasie some vegs for a side. parsnips and carrots go great. enjoy!