What Is an Easy Recipe That Uses Duck Breast?


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Food Network's Duck Breasts with Citrus Port Cherry Sauce is a simple and easy recipe to follow. This recipe yields four servings and uses frozen black cherries for the sauce.

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What Is an Easy Recipe That Uses Duck Breast?
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To make Food Network's recipe, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Score the skin of 4 boneless duck breasts in two directions, making a crosshatch. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Place the duck breasts skin side down in a large skillet. Sear for 10 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown. Sear the other side for three minutes and then place the duck breasts in a baking dish skin side up. Bake for 12 minutes, and remove. Rest for five minutes.

Pour most of the fat out of the skillet and then add 1 large minced shallot. Pour in 1/4 cup ruby port wine and 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice. Scrape up any brown bits in the pan, and add 1 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 cup pitted frozen black cherries that have been thawed and chopped. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for five minutes. Mash the cherries while cooking.

Slice the breasts into 1/4-inch slices on a diagonal. Pour the cherry sauce over breasts to serve.

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