Grilled duck heart skewers

by Andrew Rochon | December 8, 2023

Don’t waste those hearts! These tasty little organ meats make for an awesome bite-sized morsel. Feel free to use the same recipe for goose hearts.


Makes 4 skewers

  • 20 duck hearts
  • 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Montreal steak spice


  1. Mix all ingredients together and marinate duck hearts overnight.
  2. Soak skewers for an hour in cold water.
  3. Stick five duck hearts on each skewer.
  4. Grill on high for five minutes on each side, until nicely charred and caramelized.
  5. Let rest for five minutes and enjoy.

Andrew Rochon is OOD’s food editor. You can follow more of his culinary adventures on Instagram: @wilderness_chef

Originally published in the  Nov.-Dec. 2022  issue of Ontario OUT of DOORS

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