4 people

Muscovy Duck

  • 2 muscovy duck breast skin scored
  • 3 tbsp cilantro oil
  • salt to taste

Cilantro oil

  • 1 jalapeno sliced with seeds
  • 1 sm bunch of cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Eggplant potato puree

  • 1 large eggplant peeled and diced
  • 1 large yukon potato (A size)
  • 1 tsp each of fresh thyme and oregano
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 sm leek washed, sliced 1/8 inch thick, and blanched
  • 2 each portobellos sliced

Nutritional information

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 25gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 754mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 6mg
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 people

How to make eggplant potato puree

  • Place peeled eggplant and potato in a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil and then turn down and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through. Strain off the water and then add thyme, oregano, and butter to the eggplant and potatoes.
    With a hand blender or food processor puree the vegetables until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, set aside and keep warm.

How to make cilantro oil (marinade)

  • Place all the ingredient in a vitamix blender and puree for 30-45 seconds. Remove from the blender and place in container until needed.

How to cook muscovy duck

  • Remove the duck breast from the carcass if you happen to have the whole duck. Score the skin of the duck breast and marinate the duck for at least 1 hour in the cilantro-jalapeno oil.
    When you are ready to cook the breast take a medium hot pan and place the duck skin side down in the pan. Allow to cook on medium heat for 25-30 minutes. You want to render that fat down as much as possible.
    The fat will start to accumulate in the pan and you can pour some of the excess fat into a heat proof container. About 17 minutes into the cooking process I added sliced portobellos to the pan and allowed them to cook in the duck fat.
    Cook the mushrooms for 4-5 minutes on each side and then season them with salt and pepper.
    Once the duck breast skin has rendered all the way down flip the duck breast over for 1 minute and allow to cook. Then take out and allow to rest for at least 8 minutes.
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To Finish

  • Place a few spoonfuls of the eggplant-potato puree to the plate. Add a few slices of the portobello to the plate.
    Slice the duck breast and place next to the eggplant puree. Finish with some blanched leeks. Serve and enjoy!
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