Posted on 08/20/2018
by Brad Fenson
Duck skewers doused in a lime gin marinade and grilled hot on the barbeque are the hunter’s take on a martini. Cheers to easy, simple and delicious!
- 6-12 wooden or reusable metal skewers
- 8 boneless, skinless duck breasts
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup gin
- 2 shallots, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- zest of one lime
- salt and pepper to taste
Prep: 4.5h | Cook: 6m
- Cut duck breasts into strips the length of your thumb, and thread the cubes of meat onto your skewers. Lay prepared skewers in a single layer in a shallow dish or baking pan.
- To make the marinade, whisk together the lime juice, lime zest, gin, shallots, garlic, and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly add both oils, whisking rapidly until completely blended.
- Pour the marinade over the duck skewers and refrigerate for 4 hours.
- Preheat barbeque to medium heat. Once it’s hot, grill the duck skewers 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve hot and enjoy!
Tip: If you’re using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before threading your duck meat. This prevents the skewers from burning during cooking.