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Canadian Duck Breast Tournedos

This delicious duck recipe is served with a homemade apple sauce.


  • 6 duck breasts, large, skin on

  • 150 gms bacon, thinly sliced

  • basil leaves

  • salt and pepper

  • Sauce

  • 1 green apple, finely sliced

  • ½ onion, finely diced

  • 2 tbs maple syrup

  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar

  • Garnish

  • chervil, roughly chopped

  • chives, roughly chopped


  • 1.

    Cut the duck breasts length ways into 3mm wide strips, flatten each piece out with a mallet.

  • 2.

    Lay the strips of duck two by two on top of each other, alternating layers of fat & lean.

  • 3.

    Cut the bacon into strips 3mm wide & lay them on top of the duck.

  • 4.

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • 5.

    Lay basil leaves on top of the bacon.

  • 6.

    Roll up the strips tightly to make tournedos & push through a tooth pick to secure.

  • 7.

    Brown gently over a medium heat in a pan with a little olive oil for 2 -3 minutes each side.

  • 8.

    Transfer to a preheated oven at 180C for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden and brown.

  • 9.

    Set aside to rest.

  • 10.

    For the sauce, drain most of the oil from the pan. Melt butter and add onion, apple, red wine vinegar and maple syrup. Stir in chervil and chives.

  • 11.

    Serve tournedos with buttery mash and plenty of sauce.

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