About this cut
Our pastured duck breasts might just be the freshest, tastiest kosher duck around, and the fact that our ducks are raised on pasture, without hormones or antibiotics, means you're getting a product that is not only delicious, but healthy and sustainable as well. Duck meat is richer and darker than chicken or turkey, so you can allow a smaller portion per person. Score the skin or prick with a pin so the fat can render out, and sear the skin on these duck breasts until crispy.
At Grow & Behold, we take care every step of the way to make sure our meats are raised well, processed humanely, expertly butchered, carefully packaged, delivered seamlessly and prepared with confidence in your kitchen. It is our great pleasure to bring these delicious meats to your table. We look forward to feeding you soon!
Basic Cooking Technique
Pan-sear and finish in the oven for larger breasts.
Seared Duck Breasts -- follow this basic recipe if you have never cooked duck breasts before
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
The duck breast is very flavorful and juicy!
This duck is delicious. It comes out perfect every time. I've bought it three times and each time it's all eaten in one sitting. Never any leftovers.
Made this a second time, using this recipe with a few modifications: raspberry vinegar, veg broth instead of chicken, because that's what I had. Again it was spectacular, served the first night of Rosh Hashanah. Quite rich and filling, so one of the breasts fed 4 people. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017596-five-spice-duck-breast-with-blackberries
Each breast had literally hundreds of pin feathers in the skin. It would take an hour per breast to remove them. Inedible. Note from Grow & Behold: Reaching out directly. We do expect some pin feathers with the ducks due to the cold-water kosher plucking.
moist, flavorful duck. Plus. G&B ducks are significantly meatier - and better tasting - than the usual kosher ducks.
The cook who called this "dry" had probably overcooked. This cut is always tender and moist. I grill just until the center is almost cooked , and like to serve it cold in the summer - with homemade applesauce.
I was very disappointed as to how much the duck had to be cleaned. I had expected that the duck breast would be different than what other kosher stores sell From Grow and Behold: Kosher duck is always going to contain some pins. While we do our best to pluck them perfectly- it's not possible due to the particulars of kosher processing and plucking. The way that our ducks are raised is very different from what you'd find in any kosher market, but the kosher process is the same- so the plucking is never going to look like non-kosher duck.
Home cured these in salt and spices for a kosher version of 'prosciutto'. Just ordered more--can't wait to make it again!
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.05 lb|
|~1 lb to ~2.1 lb||+/- 0.1 lb|
|~2.2 lb to ~2.7 lb||+/- 0.3 lb|
|~2.9 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~10.5 lb to ~19.5 lb||+/- 0.5 lb|
|over ~20 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.6 lb or as little as 1.4 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~3 lb could weigh as much as 3.25 lb or as little as 2.75 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.