Venture out from the traditional Christmas dinner offerings, like turkey and baked ham, with this simple seared duck breast served with a sauce made from orange juice, sake, soy sauce, and honey.
3 (12-ounce) frozen duck breasts, thawed
1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges)
1/4 cup sake (rice wine)
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
How to Make It
Trim skin and fat from duck; cut each breast in half. Combine duck, rind, salt, pepper, and garlic in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine the orange juice, sake, soy sauce, and honey in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 10 minutes).
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add duck; sauté 5 minutes. Turn duck over; drizzle with 3 tablespoons juice mixture. Wrap handle of skillet with foil; bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove duck from pan; slice duck into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Serve with orange-juice sauce.
Note: Duck breasts may be found in the frozen poultry section. Try pairing this dish with Sainsbury Pinot Noir 1998 (Carneros) $ It's an earthy wine with hints of mandarin orange.
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