Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe

Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe

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Preparing duck breast is not very complicated. You want the meat to be nice and pink on the inside, and the skin nice and crispy on the outside. This duck breast recipe is very pure, we have the meat and some herbs and you don't need anything else. One requirement is that you have a rotisserie oven. Or an oven with a rotisserie spit. And of course it can also be grilled on a BBQ with rotisserie. This duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe is a nice dish for 2 people.

But if your spit is long enough you can also grill 4 fillets at the same time. Tying up the meat was a bit of a job, by the way. I'm not very familiar with that, so I watched Gertjan Kiers' YouTube video several times. He developed a handy and simple knot to tie up your meat nicely.

Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe
I like the meat best when it's a little rosé.

Duck breast is a popular dish made from duck breast. It is often used in French and Mediterranean dishes and is considered a delicacy. Duck breast is usually baked or grilled and served with various sauces, vegetables and potatoes.

Duck breast is prized for its rich, full flavor and juiciness. It is considered a very refined choice of meat and is popular for special occasions and celebrations. It is important to prepare and serve the duck breast properly to preserve its flavor and texture. For example, duck breast should be baked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) to ensure optimal safety and flavor.

Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe

We prepare this duck breast in a rotisserie oven. You could also make this duck breast recipe in an oven dish, but you will have to turn it several times. That's why I'm such a fan of my KitchenAid oven. The spit is included and you just have to turn the oven on to "turbo grill", the temperature to medium and it turns itself round and round.

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As I wrote in the recipe card, I have made this several times. It was really red the first time. You want your meat to be nicely pink. It is therefore advisable that you "test cook" this duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe before you stress in the kitchen.

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Binding is quite easy, I'm going to make a video of it.

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe

Duck breast rotisserie Christmas recipe

Here at home we are fans of our rotisserie oven, you can prepare the most delicious things in it. Also these perfectly cooked duck breast fillets.

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Hallway: Main dish
Kitchen: French
Keyword: duck breast, persillade, thyme
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2 people
calories: 280kcal
Author: Francine
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oven with rotisserie spit


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And this is how you make it:

  • Let the duck breast come to room temperature. (Go for quality and buy them at your butcher or wholesaler).
  • Sprinkle the inside with some salt, pepper and persillade spice mix. Place a sprig of thyme on one half. Put the other half on top. Make sure the sheet is on the outside.
  • Grab your kitchen twine and tie up the duck breast. A piece of string every 2 to 3 cm.
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  • Stick the spit through your tied duck breast, and secure the spikes in the meat, or as I did with an extra string around it.
  • Turn on your oven and put the spit in the oven. I set it to "average" temperature. (That comes out to about 236 degrees in a KitchenAid). Let it run for 35 minutes. * see notes
  • Remove the duck breast from the spit and let it rest for a while. Pull out the skewer and cut the strings. Remove the thyme sprig.
  • Cut with a sharp knife into nice thin slices and serve with, for example, cranberry sauce or a nice gravy.
  • Delicious bites!
Note: I've made this recipe several times because the time it takes to cook really depends on the thickness of your meat. The first time I grilled it too short, so the inside was still too raw and too red. So it's just a matter of testing what works best in your oven. 
Find the recipe for the cranberry sauce here. 
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Also a fan of rotisserie dishes? Then definitely give this one a try:

This delicious juicy rotisserie chicken with potatoes.

If you don't have a spit in the house, then I have a "food hack" for you to get close to it: Rotisserie oven chicken without a rotisserie oven.

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