duck and game birds

Two seared duck breasts, one sliced, the other whole on a wood cutting board

Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that’s made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
A bowl filled with jambalaya and topped with duck and sausage

Duck Jambalaya

Jambalaya get a new look with this recipe. Duck breasts are grilled then added to the pot along with rice, ham, onions, and bell peppers. Hot and spicy.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A plate with a large piece of seared foie gras topped with watercress and apple puree on the side.

Pan-Seared Foie Gras

This luxe little number with a pan sauce reduction of late-harvest Chardonnay is best reserved for when you truly, madly, deeply love your guests.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A white oval platter holding a whole roast duck with clementines scattered around it.

Roast Duck with Clementines

This is, essentially, orange-glazed duck with crispy skin that’s easy to make and even easier to make disappear.

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  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 0
Sliced tea-smoked duck breast on a square white plate with star anise and loose tea

Tea-Smoked Duck Breast

Imbued with the intoxicating fragrance of lychee, black tea, star anise, cardamom, and cinnamon, this duck’s got no room left for the quack.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A piece of grilled guinea hen with sweet corn fregula beside it, all topped with chopped scallions.

Guinea Hen with Sweet Corn Fregula

Dark-meat chicken lovers, have we got a recipe for you. Actually, we’ve got a bird for you. It’s called guinea, and once you try it, there’s no going back.

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  • 40 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Sylvester and Tweety

Our Best Poultry Recipes

For our best chicken, turkey, duck–in fact, all kinds of poultry–recipes, we’ve got you covered. (Is that a yellow feather sticking out of your mouth?)

A wide ceramic bowl filled with Portuguese duck risotto, topped with orange zest and parsley.

Portuguese Duck Risotto

A dreamy, creamy riff on the classic arroz de pato, this dish call in flavor favors from duck, cured ham, spicy sausage, and tangy oranges.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 5
Duck, Olive, and Fig Skewers

Duck, Olive, and Fig Skewers

Chunks of duck breast are steeped in an herby marinate then threaded along with olives and figs on skewers and grilled to perfection.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Cast iron pot with a roasted guinea hen with cabbage and bacon

Guinea Hen with Cabbage

Lean guinea hens get the spa treat with the addition of bacon, salt pork, savoy cabbage, carrots, and, of course, butter.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

Game hens are brushed with a peppery pomegranate glaze and stuffed with a savory pine-nut-currant bread stuffing. The game hens are a great holiday meal.

  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6