15 Holiday duck recipes for delectable dinner parties
Create a new holiday tradition this year by serving duck at your table. Not only is it an elegant way to impress your guests, but it's quite tasty as well.
Whether you're making an entire roast duck, cooking up some duck legs, shredding some duck meat into risotto or pasta or just rendering duck fat to cook some fries in, duck is always a great idea. We've rounded up some creatively delicious recipes that will have you wondering why you had forgotten all about duck — it's the new chicken!
1. Roasted duck legs with porter-cherry sauce recipe
Blog: The Beeroness
Serve up these roasted duck legs with porter-cherry sauce as a weekend dinner for a special someone. Duck legs are rich and flavorful, cooking up with crisp skin.
2. Roast duck with rum recipe
Blog: Tori Avey
Replace the traditional holiday ham with this roast duck with rum. It's a gorgeous centerpiece for your dinner table.
3. Crispy duck legs with braised vegetables recipe
This recipe for crispy duck legs with braised vegetables is a two-in-one recipe: You get the main dish and sides all ready in one cast-iron pan. Such a time-saver.
4. Roast duck breast with black truffle cream sauce recipe
Blog: The Little Kitchen
If you can score some gorgeous black truffles, then this recipe for roast duck breast with black truffle cream sauce is to be saved for those times when you'll need to impress your guests.
5. Roast duck with herb-infused compound butter recipe
Another great centerpiece, this roast duck with herb-infused compound butter will make your holiday table shine. Plus there's dark meat, white meat and crispy skin — a little something for everyone.
6. Duck with raspberry sauce recipe
Blog: Laylita's Recipes
The sweetness of fresh raspberries pairs perfectly with the gaminess of the duck in this delicate duck with raspberry sauce recipe.
7. Seared duck breast salad with raspberry vinaigrette recipe
Instead of serving duck hot, make this room-temperature seared duck breast salad with raspberry vinaigrette — a perfect healthy option.
8. Pan-seared duck breasts with clementines recipe
Enjoy the gorgeous winter citrus by making these pan-seared duck breasts with clementines or any other citrus you have available, like grapefruit, oranges or even Meyer lemons.
9. 20-Minute duck breasts with pomegranate sauce recipe
Blog: Sunday Supper Movement
Who says duck takes a long time to cook? Not with this recipe for 20-minute duck breasts with pomegranate sauce.
10. Roast duck with orange sauce recipe
A classic French recipe, roast duck with orange sauce is a delicious dish to serve on cold winter nights. The bright orange flavor will wake up your senses.
11. Crispy duck with star anise and squash recipe
Blog: Healthy Delicious
Star anise really warms up this recipe for crispy duck with star anise and squash. Grab whatever seasonal and local squash is available to you.
12. Duck confit on India pale ale potato cakes with stout-pomegranate sauce recipe
Blog: The Beeroness
There's nothing more decadent than duck confit, like in this duck confit on India pale ale potato cakes with stout-pomegranate sauce recipe.
13. Duck confit spring rolls recipe
Blog: Eat the Love
Oh dear, these duck confit spring rolls have got us drooling.
14. Carrot habanero duck meatballs recipe
Sweet and spicy, these carrot habanero duck meatballs are awesome when served on steamed rice.
15. Tea-smoked duck fettuccine recipe
Blog: Foxes Love Lemons
This tea-smoked duck fettuccine is a great idea when you want to treat yourself to a delicious meal.
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