There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of enjoying a meal made from a successful hunt. Today, we're excited to share a recipe that's not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare: Fresh Duck Fajitas. This dish is perfect for those evenings when you return from a hunt and want to whip up something flavorful without spending hours in the kitchen.
Why Duck Fajitas?
Duck meat is rich, flavorful, and a fantastic source of protein. When combined with the vibrant flavors of peppers, onions, and fajita seasoning, it creates a mouth-watering dish that's sure to impress both hunters and non-hunters alike.
Fresh Duck Fajitas Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 4 fresh duck breasts, cleaned and washed
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 bell peppers, sliced
- 2 onions (1 diced for garnish, 1 sliced lengthwise for sautéing)
- 1 fajita seasoning packet
- 1/4 cup of water
- 4 tortillas
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded
- 1 cup cheese (Mexican taco blend recommended)
- Taco sauce, to taste
- Cut the duck breasts into bite-sized pieces.
- In a large pan, melt the butter and brown the duck pieces.
- Remove the duck and sauté the sliced peppers and onions in the same pan.
- Return the duck to the pan, add water and seasoning, and cook until the mixture thickens.
- Assemble the fajitas using tortillas, duck mixture, lettuce, onions, cheese, and taco sauce.
A Word from the Chef
This recipe was inspired by a recent hunt where our very own Austin Reuter showcased how to transform freshly hunted duck into a culinary masterpiece. The freshness of the duck combined with the simple ingredients makes this dish a standout. As Austin mentioned, "It doesn't get fresher than this!"
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. It's a testament to the fact that with a little creativity, the rewards of a hunt can extend far beyond the field and into the kitchen. Happy hunting and even happier eating!
We'd like to extend a special thank you to Kent Cartridge and Benelli for sponsoring Season 5 of the Collegiate Waterfowl Tour. We invite you to join us on our adventures and immerse yourself in the world of waterfowl hunting with Campus Waterfowl by subscribing to our YouTube channel!