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    Default **Duck Breasts**

    First time cooking Duck Breasts, these were from Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Brined in a basic poultry mix, but Maple seemed to be the common theme.



    I used John Henrys Sugar Maple rub, Maple Leaf Natural briqs indirect in the Weber Performer with a Maple Mojobrick for that "kiss of smoke"!



    Used the Char-Broil rotis basket with the EZ-Que ring.













    Pulled them at @165-170*, not sure if that was too high for Duck, but this is pretty good eatin'!

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    Man those have some nice color and they look juicey. You probably took the temp a little high, but it sure looks good.
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    I am amazed you did that with duck breast. Great job and please could you provide the temp and about how long.

    Thanks in advance.

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    That looks delicious.

    Duck breast is one of my favorites and I cook a lot of them. In fact, I thinnk I just smoked a few a couple or three weeks ago.

    For what you did here, 155**-160*would probably be ideal. Duck breast tends to turn livery if overcooked.

    My favorite method is to score the skin and sear skin down in a skillet then move to a 250* oven to rest and finish at a nice medium rare. If you slice on a bias and at an agnle across the breast it makes nice sized medallions that really present well. A caramel pear sauce with a little nutmeg and allspice plays nice over the top of it.

    One of the fines meals I know of in under 30 minutes.

    Just a tip, when you think about duck breast, think more like beef than poultry.

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    Nice!!
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