Heart Healthy – Smokey BBQ Duck Skewers

1.5 lbs.
Skinless Duck Meat
2 tbls
Scallions
2/3 cup
Hoisin/Plum Sauce
1/4 cup
Garlic
1/3 cup
Ginger root
2 tsp
Smoked paprika
1 tsp
Red pepper flakes
1 tsp
Sesame Oil
1 tsp
Almond Oil

This recipe is offered as a change of pace from the typical heart-healthy meal. Skinless duck breast meat is a nutritious lean protein with similar nutrient composition to other lean meats and is often unfairly avoided due to its “skin-on” fat content. Combine these skewers with a portion of Chef Kelly’s lightened up Creamed Curried Corn and Asian Red Slaw recipes to create a tasty and colorful entree. These duck skewers can be enjoyed as appetizers served along with interesting dipping sauces, or offer them as a main dish protein served over stir-fried rice and vegetables, salads or soups.

  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients except duck meat and wooden skewers.

  2. Soak skewers in water a minimum of 30 minutes to overnight.

  3. Cut boneless, skinless duck breast meat into ½ inch slices. Thread skewers with duck slices and place in marinade mix. Cover and refrigerate for 30 or more minutes.

  4. Place skewers on a non-stick-foil lined sheet pan or greased grill and broil or grill until meat is cooked, basting once or twice with any extra marinade during the cooking and turning the skewers frequently to minimize charring.

  5. Serve skewers hot or cold.

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