Duck is a great source of protein, B-vitamins, iron and essential minerals. Like chicken, it belongs in the poultry group, although its meat is darker in colour and has a more flavoursome, distinct flavour than chicken. When cooked, it develops a lovely umami (savoury) flavour and is even a little salty without any seasoning.
People think it’s too expensive but actually, duck is about the same price as chicken, it’s not always noticeably available, or they are not sure how to cook it. Below is the healthy and delicious duck cuisines to try at home.
This will be different than the usual duck recipes. The sweet raspberry sauce cut with a bit of balsamic vinegar poured on the top of roasted duck breast. The thick cap of fat in a skin-on duck breast might otherwise be a little overwhelming, but the sauce gives you enough of a flavour contrast that it just ends up being rich and delicious. If you’re trying to get a little more healthy fat into your diet, this is a recipe to save.
These Peking-style paleo duck pancakes are served with crispy fried meat, homemade hoisin sauce and fresh vegetables. This is a healthier version of the much-loved Chinese classic that you can whip up for friends and family. Gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipe.
Duck meat loves sweet sauces such as the caramelized onion and cherries in this salad. Chicken breasts could easily be used in place of duck meat but you will need to adjust the cooking time with less time skin side down and longer on the flesh side, or you can finish the chicken off in the oven.
There’s a lot of flavor in this dish, with generous helpings of fat, sweet honey and acidic orange. Especially crispy, cheesy smashed potatoes but it’s also delicious with potato as the side dish. For a veggie, you can go for garlic roasted broccoli or classic steamed or boiled haricot verts.
Having recipes that look great, sound impressive and taste million dollars but are easy is the thing all cooks really yearn for. This balsamic and honey glazed duck breast ticks all of those boxes. You can try to serve this with cabbage, apple, and walnuts.
Crispy roasted duck with a little sweetness from the honey and orange and a hint of thyme. The flavours simple with this roast duck and the honey combined with the orange give it just enough sweetness. You can add some thyme which has a perfect combination with honey.
So, which one include in your cooking list? Duck meat is extremely flavorful and nutrient-dense. If you are watching your cholesterol, choose duck meat that is prepared without a lot of added fat and limit yourself to no more than one serving of duck without skin per day.