Apricot Grilled Duck Breasts

Apricot Grilled Duck BreastsRecipe
Serve this savory-sweet entrée over couscous, brown or white rice, or even pasta. Total time: 36 minutes.


4 servings (serving size: 1 duck breast half)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 299
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 39.4 g
Carbohydrate 26.8 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 203 mg
Iron 6.7 mg
Sodium 311 mg
Calcium 23 mg


1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 (6-ounce) boneless duck breast halves (1 1/2 pounds), skinned
Cooking spray


Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add duck; cover and marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Prepare grill to medium heat.

Remove duck from marinade, reserving marinade. Bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Place duck on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.