Barbecued duck breasts with blueberry sauce - Le Coup de Grâce

Barbecued duck breasts with blueberry sauce

Preparation :24h Cooking :30 min
Difficulty :medium
Servings :4

These barbecued duck breast with blueberry sauce are so good! I have the chance to develop recipes awesome products, like the new Éphémère Blueberry beer from Unibroue. A light and crisp beer that is worth trying!


  • 4 duck breasts with skin, approximately 400 gr each
  • 2/3 cup  Éphémère Blueberry
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • Salt and ground pepper

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 227 gr fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup Éphémère Blueberry
  • Salt and ground pepper


  • Place duck breasts in a work surface, skin facing up. Make checkerboard pattern incisions every 2 cm, in the fat only. Do not cut through to the meat. Set aside.
  • Pour the rest of the ingredients for the marinade in a large airtight container and shake. Season with salt and pepper. Place the breasts, meat side down and close the container. Mix well to cover breasts completely and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  • In a pan at low heat, melt butter and add the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, mix well and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring once in a while. Remove from heat and reduce to a puree. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Preheat barbecue at maximum intensity. Reduce heat on one side to medium and turn the other side off. Place the duck, skin side down, on the turned off side of the grill and cook for 5 or 6 minutes. Close the barbecue lid (keep an eye on it to avoid burning).
  • Turn breasts over and place them on the heated side of the grill. Cook for 3 minutes, rotate 45 degrees and cook for another 3 minutes. If the flames get too high, move the meat. Transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let sit for 5 minutes and cut into thin slices.
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+- 15$ Torus Madiran

This classique Madiran signed Alain Brumont has accents of blackcurrant, blackberry and graphite. Perfect to serve with a solid dish like these duck breasts.

+- 30$ Napa Cellars Zinfandel 2013

Some big and strong ''zin'', spicy and seducing with it's blueberry and raspberry pie notes, perfect for this amazing duck recipe!

Porter Choco-Bleuet, Microbrasserie Riverbend

Who says grilled duck and blueberries also says Porter choco-bleuet. This black beer has been enriched with a big amount of blueberries and chocolate, which will mix aromas of coffee and cocoa with the tannic notes of the blueberry. Duck and beer will follow the same aromatic range!

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