Duck is a popular meat loved by many people. When it comes to delicious meals, duck meat can be used to cook some luscious and mouth watering dishes.
Fresh Meat is the Key to Succulent Pieces
If you plan on cooking dishes made from duck breasts, then the first step is to getting fresh duck meat. There are many companies selling fresh duck meat and breasts. Fresh duck meat will always be plump and soft.
There are a lot of recipes that can be made using a duck breast. Ensure that you have all the ingredients ready before you begin your dish. If you are purchasing duck meat from supermarkets, ensure that you check the packaging date, to ensure that the meat is fresh.
Cooking the Perfect Duck Breasts Dish
Now that you have your fresh duck meat and the ingredients, you are all set to make your delicious dish.
The requirement for the dish includes:
- A non stick frying fan
- A sharp knife
- Pre heated oven
- A pair of tongs
- Foil and absorbing paper
Duck meats have thicker skin and to melt this skin, you need to score the meat with a sharp knife. You need to do this in a crisscross pattern. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Heat a non stick frying pan without oil and place the seasoned duck breasts skin side down onto the pan. Keep turning the breasts even 10 – 20 seconds so that both sides are properly cooked, turning golden brown in color.
Drain off the excess fat into the pan and with the help of tongs, carefully place the cooked breasts skin side up into the pre heated oven at 200°C for about 20 minutes. Ensure you have your eyes on the clock. Overcooked duck meat tends to toughen. You will know that the meat is cooked when it turns pink.
Take the cooked meat from the oven and cover it in a foil. When the meat has cooled down, you can place it in an absorbing paper and transfer it to the plate. In the case of skinless duck meat, you can slice open the breasts and flatten it out using a mallet or rolling pin. Cook this is a skewer or frying pan depending on how you like your meat.
You can experiment with different variations such as plums, breasts with crispy potatoes or the curry version. Duck breasts dishes are easy to make, provided you have the right ingredients and follow the cooking steps precisely.