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17 Best Duck Recipes – How to Cook Duck

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If you love your poultry, but have had enough of chicken or turkey already, duck is another white meat option that you can enjoy. While not as commonly consumed as chicken, turkey or pork, duck is definitely another option to explore. It’s delicious coated in wine sauces. Superb sliced into pho soups. Incredible on pasta, pizza and pancakes and a gamey good choice for an elegant dinner at home. Duck really can do it all and these recipes prove it.

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How to Cook Duck

Often used in Asian cuisine as well as in French cooking, duck meat is slightly darker in color than chicken or turkey, but is nonetheless still delicious—especially when you’ve got to right recipes to cook it with. Whether you’re cooking Crispy Chinese Duck Breast, Five Spice Roasted Duck or Duck Confit Crostini, there’s definitely a recipe here you’re going to love. You can also cook duck in the air fryer, for extra crispy skin that’s not dropping in grease.

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Here are 17 of the best duck recipes that run the gamut from Asian duck dishes and Italian-style duck ragu over pasta, to French bistro fare, like Seared Duck Breast with Port Wine Reduction.

Felicia Lim is the author of the food blog Dish by Dish, where she shares gluten-free recipes that actually taste good.

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