6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces duck and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 3

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).

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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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