These Duck Recipes Are Always A Hit

CA GROWN Blog

Discover. Learn. Connect.

These Duck Recipes Are Always A Hit

December 12, 2023
CA Grown Creators

Meet Them Here

Read Bios »
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes
Eat the Season!
Sign Up For Weekly Recipes
« Back to CA Grown Blog
These Duck Recipes Are Always A Hit

These Duck Recipes Are Always A Hit

These duck recipes have been created, tried and tested by the CA GROWN Creators, our very own band of Golden State food experts. If you’re in the market for recipes for duck breast, legs, whole or otherwise, we’ve got them here.

About duck recipes, the popular ones and less so:

You’ve probably heard of duck confit, orange duck/Duck à l’Orange, and maybe even Peking duck too. But the fabulous news for the duck-recipe-uninitiated is that there are tons of ways to cook this beloved poultry flavor powerhouse, and California poultry producers offer duck alongside more well-known offerings like chicken and turkey.

Ready to get cooking? We thought so.

Whole Duck Recipes:

pomegranate glazed whole duck recipe

Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Duck

With every bite of Vy Tran of Beyond Sweet & Savory’s pomegranate-glazed roasted duck, you get succulent, tender, and flavorful meat that will make you want to reach for more.

Port and Currant Roasted Duck

Vy’s port and currant roasted duck recipe makes an impressive holiday dinner with a balance of sweet, tart, and savory.

Recipes for Duck Breast + Legs:

Tea-Brined Duck Breast recipe

Tea-Brined Duck Breast Recipe

Brining duck breasts is an easy way to get flavorful, juicy meat. Cooking duck breasts is easier than you think! This Tea-Brined Duck Breast recipe from K.C. of G-Free Foodie takes it step-by-step.

Instant Pot Orange Duck Legs and Gravy

Ready for some Instant Pot Orange Duck and Gravy? This recipe from Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo takes just a fraction of the time it would take to roast it in the oven—and best of all, it’s a perfect make-ahead recipe; just crisp up the cooked duck legs and reheat the gravy when you’re ready to serve!

Crispy Braised Duck Legs

Want a great, make-ahead, easy-peasy duck leg recipe where the meat is meltingly tender yet the skin is crispy? Make this Crispy Braised Duck Legs recipe from Nom Nom Paleo and thank us later.

Other Duck Recipes + Ideas:

Crispy Five Spice Duck Confit Spring Rolls 

Crispy duck spring rolls dipped in sour cherry jam are the perfect combination of sweet, savory, crispy and chewy tender. The Asian-inspired dish from Irvin at Eat the Love isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem, though you do have to brave the deep frying aspect. But it’s worth it in the end. 

DUCK CONFIT SPRING ROLLS from Eat the Love
Gluten-Free Duck Fried Rice in a pan from A Girl Defloured

Gluten-Free Duck Fried Rice

This gluten-free duck fried rice from A Girl Defloured is the perfect thing to make with leftover duck confit. The veggie heavy rice makes use of fridge-foraged veggies like broccoli, sliced cabbage, sugar snap peas etc. But you can leave them out if you prefer. Fried rice works well with whatever you have on hand.

Duck Ragu with Paccheri Pasta

Duck ragu with paccheri pasta is the epitome of comfort food. This recipe from Beyond Sweet & Savory offers juicy duck meat, slow braised in a rich tomato and red wine sauce, and nestled in perfectly cooked paccheri pasta is so comforting and delicious.

Soy Braised Duck Ramen

Vy’s soy braised duck ramen brings all the flavor with minimal effort from the earthy broth, to umami soy sauce eggs, and tender duck.

Duck Egg Salad with Curry + Dill

We can’t forget about duck eggs, which have gloriously rich yolks. Alanna from the Bojon Gourmet created this recipe for Duck Egg Salad with Curry and Dill, and it’s sure to become your favorite sandwich filling.

Alanna's open face duck egg salad sandwich

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

« Back to CA Grown Blog

These Duck Recipes Are Always A Hit

These duck recipes have been created, tried and tested by the CA GROWN Creators, our very own band of Golden State food experts. If you’re in the market for recipes for duck breast, legs, whole or otherwise, we’ve got them here.

About duck recipes, the popular ones and less so:

You’ve probably heard of duck confit, orange duck/Duck à l’Orange, and maybe even Peking duck too. But the fabulous news for the duck-recipe-uninitiated is that there are tons of ways to cook this beloved poultry flavor powerhouse, and California poultry producers offer duck alongside more well-known offerings like chicken and turkey.

Ready to get cooking? We thought so.

Whole Duck Recipes:

pomegranate glazed whole duck recipe

Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Duck

With every bite of Vy Tran of Beyond Sweet & Savory’s pomegranate-glazed roasted duck, you get succulent, tender, and flavorful meat that will make you want to reach for more.

Port and Currant Roasted Duck

Vy’s port and currant roasted duck recipe makes an impressive holiday dinner with a balance of sweet, tart, and savory.

Recipes for Duck Breast + Legs:

Tea-Brined Duck Breast recipe

Tea-Brined Duck Breast Recipe

Brining duck breasts is an easy way to get flavorful, juicy meat. Cooking duck breasts is easier than you think! This Tea-Brined Duck Breast recipe from K.C. of G-Free Foodie takes it step-by-step.

Instant Pot Orange Duck Legs and Gravy

Ready for some Instant Pot Orange Duck and Gravy? This recipe from Michelle of Nom Nom Paleo takes just a fraction of the time it would take to roast it in the oven—and best of all, it’s a perfect make-ahead recipe; just crisp up the cooked duck legs and reheat the gravy when you’re ready to serve!

Crispy Braised Duck Legs

Want a great, make-ahead, easy-peasy duck leg recipe where the meat is meltingly tender yet the skin is crispy? Make this Crispy Braised Duck Legs recipe from Nom Nom Paleo and thank us later.

Other Duck Recipes + Ideas:

Crispy Five Spice Duck Confit Spring Rolls 

Crispy duck spring rolls dipped in sour cherry jam are the perfect combination of sweet, savory, crispy and chewy tender. The Asian-inspired dish from Irvin at Eat the Love isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem, though you do have to brave the deep frying aspect. But it’s worth it in the end. 

DUCK CONFIT SPRING ROLLS from Eat the Love
Gluten-Free Duck Fried Rice in a pan from A Girl Defloured

Gluten-Free Duck Fried Rice

This gluten-free duck fried rice from A Girl Defloured is the perfect thing to make with leftover duck confit. The veggie heavy rice makes use of fridge-foraged veggies like broccoli, sliced cabbage, sugar snap peas etc. But you can leave them out if you prefer. Fried rice works well with whatever you have on hand.

Duck Ragu with Paccheri Pasta

Duck ragu with paccheri pasta is the epitome of comfort food. This recipe from Beyond Sweet & Savory offers juicy duck meat, slow braised in a rich tomato and red wine sauce, and nestled in perfectly cooked paccheri pasta is so comforting and delicious.

Soy Braised Duck Ramen

Vy’s soy braised duck ramen brings all the flavor with minimal effort from the earthy broth, to umami soy sauce eggs, and tender duck.

Duck Egg Salad with Curry + Dill

We can’t forget about duck eggs, which have gloriously rich yolks. Alanna from the Bojon Gourmet created this recipe for Duck Egg Salad with Curry and Dill, and it’s sure to become your favorite sandwich filling.

Alanna's open face duck egg salad sandwich

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New Member Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at info@californiagrown.org.

Download Pdf Form

Licensing Sign Up

Your participation is appreciated. Please fill-out the form below and a Buy California Marketing Agreement (BCMA) representative will contact you. Or, you may contact the BCMA at 916-441-5302.

Certification Mark Licensing Agreement Service Mark Compliance agreement