Teal are a fairly small duck, so there is not a lot of meat on the breast, but what is there is very tasty if cooked correctly, and can be sliced off the breast and served as a delicious appetizer over the Holiday season! Here is how a prepared mine this year.
First, I take the whole breast out of the Teal. Some like to cut the breast meat from the bone, but I feel as though you waste some of the meat that way, and with a teal, there is not much extra. Plus I think they are easier to cook as a full breast vs filets.
6 Teal Breasts
1 pack of Bacon
1 Bottle of Italian Dressing
Gartners all natural special blend spice ( or spice of your choice )
Step One: Slice the apples into medium size slices. I use an apple slicer for this
Step Two: Peal one orange
Step 3: Place an apple slice under the breast and wrap with a slice of bacon.
Step Four: Repeat step 3 with all the breasts
Step 5: Place all the breasts in a baking dish, and fill all open areas with remaining apple slices.
Step 6: Break apart the orange and squeeze the juice over the breasts, then place the squeezed out orange slices throughout the baking dish.
Step 7: Cover all with Italian dressing
Step : Sprinkle Gartners special blend spice over each breast
Step 9: Cover with foil and cook in oven at 325 for about 40 Minutes
Step 10: Remove foil, turn oven up to 375 and cook an additional 10 - 15 minutes
Step 11: Remove from oven, remove bacon ( Usually does not cook all the way through so you should not eat it )
Step12: Slice and serve up as an appetizer
Hope you enjoy!
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