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Apricot Grilled Duck Breasts

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 duck breast half)
Serve this savory-sweet entrée over couscous, brown or white rice, or even pasta. Total time: 36 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless duck breast halves (1 1/2 pounds), skinned
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 299
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 39.4 g
  • carbohydrate 26.8 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 203 mg
  • iron 6.7 mg
  • sodium 311 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add duck; cover and marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  2. Prepare grill to medium heat.

  3. Remove duck from marinade, reserving marinade. Bring marinade to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  4. Place duck on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.