Wild Duck Tacos


-Salt and pepper

-Olive oil

-2 Duck breasts

-1 pack of soft tortillas

-Fresh coriander

-2 radishes

-1 tomato

Chipotle Mayonnaise

-4 tbsp mayonnaise

-2 tbsp sour cream

-2 tsp chipotle paste


1.  Begin by heating a cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium heat. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto the skillet and allow it to heat up.

2. Take the duck breasts and season them with a generous amount of freshly ground pepper and salt, ensuring an even coating on both sides.

3. Once the cast-iron skillet is sufficiently hot, carefully place the seasoned duck breasts into the skillet, searing them on each side for just a few minutes. This will create a flavourful golden-brown crust.

4. Aim to cook the duck to a tender medium-rare doneness. If desired, you can slice the meat in the pan to check the doneness and continue cooking for a short while longer if you prefer less pinkness in the center. However, be cautious not to overcook the duck, as it may lose flavour and become tougher once it reaches medium doneness.

5. While the duck is cooking, prepare the accompanying ingredients. Chop the fresh coriander, dice the onions, and thinly slice radishes and tomatoes.

6. If you haven’t already done so, slice the cooked duck into thin strips or bite-sized pieces. It’s best to keep the sliced duck in the skillet to maintain its warmth.

7. Warm up the tortillas. Toasting each side right over the gas stove burner for a few seconds works best.

8.  Now it’s time to assemble your tacos. Arrange the sliced duck, along with the prepared coriander, diced onions, and sliced radishes and tomatoes, onto the warm tortillas. Customise the taco toppings according to your preferences.