Grilled Duck Breast with Potatoes and Minted Peas

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 2
Grilled Duck Breast with Potatoes and Minted Peas
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2 breast Duck breast (ideally Barbary or Gressingham)
1 cup Green peas, raw
3 tbsp Margarine
15 leaf Mint, fresh
1/2 tsp Oregano, dried (to taste)
5 potato Potato
1/2 tsp, ground Thyme, dried (to taste)


Shell the peas and set aside. Chop the mint and blend into the butter. Pat the duck dry with kitchen paper (paper towel) and use a long sharp knife to score the skin of the duck in a diamond lattice pattern. Sprinkle the skin with salt and dried herbs (save some for potatoes). Place on the oiled rack of a grill pan (or place a small cake rack in a roasting pan). (If you wish, the duck, peas and mint butter can now be covered and set aside in a cool place for a couple of hours until ready to cook).

Preheat the grill to very hot. Grill the duck breasts skin-side up for 10 minutes (watch carefully as you do this because the hot fat can splatter) until the skin is browning and has yielded most of its fat - carefully pour this off and reserve for roasting potatoes. Turn the duck over and grill on the flesh side for 5-10 minutes, depending on how rare you like the meat. Remove the duck from the grill. Turn off the heat and allow the duck to rest while you prepare the peas.

Cut the potatoes into wedges. In a bowl, mix the thyme, oregano, a pinch of salt and pepper and the reserved duck fat collected from grilling. Add potato wedges in the bowl and toss well until potatoes are well coated. Place on a baking pan and back until potatoes are tender and golden-brown.

Cook the peas in boiling salted water for 3-5 minutes or until the peas are just tender and still bright green. Drain in a colander and return to the hot pan with the mint butter. Toss the peas until evenly coated with the butter.

Serve the duck breasts whole or sliced with the minted peas and roasted potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 445
Calories from fat 170
Calories from saturated fat 44
Total Fat 18.9 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 195 mg
Potassium 1572 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 11.5 g
Sugars 7.4 g
Protein 27.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.9
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 4.5

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