Grilled Sesame-Marinated Duck Breasts with Hoisin Sauce Recipe

Grilled Sesame-Marinated Duck Breasts with Hoisin Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Sesame-Marinated Duck Breasts with Hoisin Sauce

Sink your teeth into these piquant grilled duck breasts marinated in a tasty hoisin-garlic sauce, grilled, served with tasty greens salad, for a full meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes



For Duck:

  • 2garlic cloves
  • ¼cupsesame oil
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 4duck breast halves,boneless
  • ¼cupfresh rosemary
  • 2tbsphoisin sauce

For Salad:

  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4cupbitter greens,such as arugula, mizuna, frisée, or a combination of three
  • 2ripe mangoes



  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Set aside.

  2. Remove any loose fat from the duck breasts, and score the skin lightly with a sharp knife and take care not to cut into the flesh.

  3. Place breasts in a nonreactive dish just large enough to hold them. Coat with the garlic mixture and sprinkle with rosemary.

  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.

  5. Bring the duck breasts to room temperature. Preheat the gas grill to medium-high, or prepare a charcoal grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat.

  6. Place the duck breasts on the grill, skin side down.

  7. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes per side for rare, and 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare, turning and brushing with hoisin sauce about halfway through the cooking time. The skin should be crisp and brown, but not burned.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

  2. Place breasts on a platter and let rest 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Place the greens and the mangoes in a salad bowl and toss with dressing.

  4. Cut the duck into slices, about ¼-inch thick, and garnish with the rosemary sprigs.

  5. Serve with the salad and a small bowl of hoisin sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1098.34kcal
  • Fat: 35.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.32g
  • Fiber: 3.74g
  • Sugar: 25.98g
  • Protein: 35.63g
  • Cholesterol: 128.06mg
  • Sodium: 1436.68mg
  • Calcium: 47.10mg
  • Potassium: 830.48mg
  • Iron: 8.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 120.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 75.27mg
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