Duck & Game Birds

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.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 11
Hoisin-glazed duck shanks on a wire rack and one on a plate with a jar of honey beside it.

Hoisin-Glazed Duck Shanks

Our testers are smitten with these hoisin-glazed duck shanks—yes, duck shanks—that are gonna astonish you at just how sophisticated they taste yet how simple they are to make.

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  • 2 H
  • 1 D, 4 H
  • 0
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 the crispiest skin you’ve ever experienced. Surprisingly straightforward to make. And even easier to accept the accolades for afterward.

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  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 2
A stuffed pomegranate-glazed Cornish game hen on a white platter

Pomegranate-Glazed Cornish Game Hens

When it’s Thanksgiving for just a few of you, your response is game hens with a sweetly tart and pleasingly peppery glaze and a lovely little pine nut bread stuffing. Makes just enough.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
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.

  • (1)
  • 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
  • 6
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