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Recipe courtesy of Allan Sproul

Duck Poppers

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Cajun cream cheese:

1/2 pound cream cheese (recommended: Philadelphia)

2 tablespoons Cajun spices (2 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons cayenne, 2 teaspoons garlic powder)

Zesty Italian dressing:

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasonings

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

2 skinless liberty duck breasts

6 fresh jalapeno pepper slices

6 white onions slices

2 slices thinly sliced bacon, cut into thirds


  1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Italian zesty dressing: Whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl until blended.
  3. For the duck poppers: Slice each duck breast, horizontally, into 3 slices. Cover the slices with plastic wrap and lightly pound until thin. Put 1 jalapeno pepper slice, 1 onion slice and 1 tablespoon Cajun cream cheese on 1 end of each slice. Roll up and wrap in a piece of the bacon. Secure the roll with a toothpick to hold the bacon in place. Add them to the zesty Italian dressing and marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat a grill pan or grill over medium heat. Add the duck poppers and cook just until bacon is done!
  5. Remove them from the grill, transfer to a serving platter and serve.