The Perfect Smoked Duck Breast Recipe
2 Boneless duck breasts
2 Cups apple juice
1 Tbsp coarse kosher salt
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
½ Tsp paprika
½ Tsp garlic powder
½ Tsp dried basil
½ Tsp fresh ground black pepper
Mix together the juice with all the salt, sugar and spices until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
Place the duck in a dish and pour in the brine. Turn the duck a couple times and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge and let the fish marinate for 4 hours
Place the duck breast on a smoker rack.
Set the smoker to 250ºF using wood Cherry, Pecan, Maple or other wood bisquettes.
Smoke the duck for around 2½ – 3 hours or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150ºF.