Oven-baked goodness: Rosemary duck breast

Duck breast is not only low in saturated fat, but also packed with amino acids, essential minerals and B vitamins. Indulge Fido with this tasty rosemary-marinated, dog-friendly version.
By Pets Team
Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

ROSEMARY OVEN-BAKED DUCK BREAST WITH PUMPKIN MASH 
Serves: 
1 big dog or 2 small dogs
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

1 boneless duck breast, skin removed
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, chopped
50g pumpkin, cubed
1/2 cup vegetable medley (this recipe uses julienned carrot, diced apple and lettuce leaves)
1 tbsp olive oil
thyme sprigs (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • Pat the duck dry and rub with rosemary, and then drizzle with olive oil.
  • Transfer meat onto the baking dish and bake for 20 to 30minutes, or until cooked.
  • Let cool, and slice into pieces (this will vary based on dog size).
  • While the duck is in the oven, bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the pumpkin in and boil for 15 to 30 minutes or until soft, drain, and then mash with a potato masher.
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, and add julienned carrots in to cook for five minutes.
  • Dice apples into small cubes.
  • Separate lettuce leaves, wash, and pat dry.
  • Plate the duck breast, pumpkin mash and vegetable medley,and then garnish with thyme.
  • Immediately serve to your pooch.
  • For a more active dog, you can leave some skin on the duck.