Wondering what to do when you only got one duck on your last hunting trip? Cook the breast on BBQ, slice and serve as an appetizer.
When you only get one duck - serve as an appetizer to your meal.
To my amazement, just 30 minutes after getting set up in the blind, two northern shovelers flew right over me. My first shot with my new Greenwing knocked down a hen Northern Shoveler...I could not believe my luck.or Mack to be out, and I wanted to shoot my new Dickenson Greenwing shotgun, so a bird would just be a bonus on this day.
To my amazement, just 30 minutes after getting set up in the blind, two northern shovelers flew right over me. My first shot with my new Greenwing knocked down a hen Northern Shoveler...I could not believe my luck.
To make it even better, this was Mack's first retrieve ever! I had to direct him a little bit, and he did not want to give up the bird, but all in all he did great - a very special moment for both of us!
Mack with his first retrieve!
That was all the action we saw for the rest of the day. A few flocks of geese flying high, and a few pairs of ducks way in the distance, but nothing else to even take a shot at.
We got home and I breasted the little Northern Shoveler, put the breast into a ziplock and then into the fridge. Now the question is, what to do with one small duck breast? I could freeze it, and start a collection for jerky, or I could cook it now, but it would not make much of a meal. Ann was going to make a beautiful mediterranean salad for dinner the next night, so I decided to cook up the breast for an appetizer.
Marinate in Yoshida's Teriyaki Sauce
First I marinated the breast with some Yoshida's Teriyaki Sauce. I poured enough into the ziplock bag to cover both sides of the breast, and put it back in the fridge for a few hours until we were ready to start dinner.
Once Ann started on the salad, I put the breasts on the BBQ for about 20 minutes
Cook on the BBQ to your liking. - I Like mine a little rare.
Once the breast was cooked to my liking (I like them a little rare) I put it onto a small cutting board and sliced into small pieces - perfect for an appetizer for two!
Serve with some good red wine, and enjoy!