This delicious recipe for Dry Aged Duck Breast with Honey Chipotle Glaze pairs perfectly with Elance Cellars 2021 Pinot Noir.




  • 1 Tablespoon(s) Dark brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Whole Rosemary Leaves, finely crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) Ground dried juniper berries, (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 2 Duck breasts, (8 ounces each)
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup(s) Honey
  • 1/4 Cup(s) Peach preserves
  • 3/4 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Chipotle Chili Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon(s) McCormick Gourmet™ All Natural Mexican Oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon(s) Kosher salt


1. For the Duck, mix brown sugar, spices and salt in small bowl. Set aside. Score duck breasts in criss-cross pattern, cutting through skin-only, leaving meat intact. Rub with spice mixture to coat all over. Wrap each breast with 3 to 4 layers of cheesecloth. Place on sheet pan, skin-side up. Transfer to refrigerator. Refrigerate 4 to 6 days to dry age. Remove duck breast from refrigerator. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

2. When ready to serve, prepare the Glaze. Mix all ingredients in small saucepan. Bring to simmer on medium heat. Cook just until bubbly and thickened. Keep warm.

3. Heat oil in large oven-safe skillet on medium-low heat. Place duck breasts in skillet, skin-side down. Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until skin is browned and crispy and most of the fat has been rendered out. Turn breasts and cook 3 to 5 minutes longer or until desired doneness. (Internal temperature should reach about 120 to 125°F for rare).

4. Brush each duck breast with 2 tablespoons (30ml) of the Glaze. Transfer pan to oven. Broil just until glaze is bubbly and caramelized, about 2 minutes. Let duck rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice and serve drizzle with additional glaze

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.