Duck Breasts with Blackberry-Port Sauce

Luscious, lean duck breasts make for a sophisticated but easy main dish where the blackberry sauce provides a fruity counterpoint to the duck's meatiness. For a light dinner, serve over a bed of lettuce with a piece of crusty bread.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 duck breast half and about 2 tablespoons sauce)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 227
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Sodium: 441mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless duck breast halves, skinned
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup port or other sweet red wine
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle duck with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add duck to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn duck over; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove duck from pan; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add blackberries, shallots, and thyme to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Add port; cook 1 minute or until syrupy. Add stock and any juices from duck; cook 5 minutes or until thickened and reduced to about 1/2 cup. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and vinegar. Cut duck across grain into thin slices; serve with sauce.
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