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Simple Seared Duck Breast

My favorite go to when I want pure duck flavor. Simple and easy, just a few ingredients and steps. This is great to eat on its own, with a simple salad, or dress it up with wild rice or creamy polenta.

Cooking Time 10 minutes
Serves 4


  • Wild Duck Breasts  ·  4 
  • Sprigs of Rosemary  ·  2 
  • Salt and Pepper  ·  to taste 
  • Olive Oil  ·  2 tablespoons 


  1. Pat duck breasts dry. If the fat layer is thick, score in a cross hatch pattern
  2. Salt and Pepper both sides of the breasts and let sit for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the leaves of the rosemary.
  5. Add the duck breasts, starting fat side down. Cook for 2 minutes each side for medium rare
  6. Remove the duck breasts from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

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