12:19 AM / Wednesday July 6, 2022

21 Jun 2019

Spice up summer with grilled kebabs

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
June 21, 2019 Category: Food And Beverage Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Thai Barbecue Duck Kebabs

Family Features

Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.

Skip the typical steak and try an option like Maple Leaf Farms duck breast instead. Because it’s a red meat, duck has a texture similar to steak. Plus, it’s a lighter option that’s lower in fat and calories than other red meats, and its mild flavor easily adapts to a variety of cuisines.

The Asian marinade in this Thai Barbecue Duck Kebabs recipe coats crunchy veggies and chunks of juicy, tender duck with a sweet and tangy glaze. The combination of charred, colorful veggies and smoky, grilled duck can leave your family and friends asking for more. 

Find more grilling recipes and tips for cooking with duck at

Thai Barbecue Duck Kebabs

Prep time: 25 minutes plus 2-6 hours inactive 

Cook time: 10 minutes 

Servings: 6


1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup rice vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4  cup honey

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 

2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced 

2 teaspoons red chili pepper, finely minced

1/4 cup cilantro, minced

3 Maple Leaf Farms All Natural Boneless Duck Breasts, thawed and skin removed

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons cold water

3 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 2-inch chunks

12 green onions, cut into 3-inch pieces

2 zucchini, cut into 1-inch thick slices 

In bowl, whisk soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, honey, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, red chili pepper and cilantro. Set aside. 

Cut duck breast meat into 2-inch cubes and place in container. Pour 1/2 bowl of marinade over duck. Cover and refrigerate 2-6 hours. 

In small saucepan over low heat, simmer remaining marinade 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to sauce. Simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat. 

Heat grill to medium heat. 

Drain duck and discard its marinade.

Thread duck on skewers, alternating with pieces of red bell pepper, green onion and zucchini. 

Grill skewers 3-4 minutes on each side. When done, duck should be slightly pink in center. 

Serve kebabs with room temperature sauce.

Source: Maple Leaf Farms

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Just the beginning

July 1, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Over 150,000 people from around the country participated in the Mass Poor Peoples...


The fine print

July 1, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email While we do need to pay attention to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s...


Community College of Philadelphia to pay off $1.4 million in outstanding student account balances

June 17, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email Community College of Philadelphia announced that it will pay off more than $1.4...

Color Of Money

Americans still have financial goals, just not sure how they will reach them

June 24, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT If you have a vision for where you’d like to be financially...


Takeaways: Trump’s mind ‘made up’ on fraud ahead of Jan. 6

June 17, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: A video exhibit plays as the House select committee investigating the...

Go With The-Flo

Sherri Shepherd’s talk show, “Sherri,” to air in place of former “The Wendy Williams Show”

June 17, 2022

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Sherri Shepherd (Photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock) By Flo Anthony After 13...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff