November 9, 2008

Quack Quack

Tonight we had some duck for dinner. I bought two small duck breasts a while back and brought them out of the freezer for tonight.

I found a recipe on all recipes that sounded really good and really it truly did not disappoint.

It was nice to have the hubs help me in the kitchen on this one - it's a good two person meal because it goes fast in the preparation department.

Good raves for this recipe - don't doubt the sauce - once it simmers down it's a great mix of flavors.

I served with black rice that had some straw mushrooms steamed in with it and a mix of fresh sugar snap peas and broccoli slaw with some sesame ginger sauce. I also roasted some garlic today and we had that with some bread with supper.

Duck with Honey, Soy and Ginger
from Ollie Martin on All Recipes

2 duck breast halves
1 pinch salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch ground black pepper

1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 pinch chili powder
1 teaspoon lime juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Use a sharp knife to score across the duck breasts 4 times through the skin and fat but just barely to the meat. Rub the skin with salt, cayenne, and black pepper.

Preheat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Lay the breasts in the skillet skin-side down and fry until the skin is brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Use a spoon to carefully discard any excess fat from the bottom of the skillet. Turn the breasts over and cook for 1 minute.
Place the skillet into the preheated oven and roast until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breasts reach 160 degrees F (71 degrees C) for well done, or the breasts reach desired doneness.

Remove the duck breasts from the skillet and cover with foil. Set aside to rest. Pour off excess fat from the skillet. Place the stock, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, tomato sauce, chili powder, and lime juice in the skillet. Whisk the sauce over high heat, bring to a boil and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Slice the duck breasts thinly, arrange on serving plates, and pour the sauce over the top.


Anonymous said...

seriously YUM! Duck is my ULTIMATE favorite!!! :)

Abby said...

I've never made duck but would love to try it! The rice is so pretty, too!