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Duck Breast with Cherry Chutney

 

Number of Servings: 10
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 min Skill Level: Average

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
cup chopped onion (1 small)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
teaspoon black pepper
teaspoon ground cumin
Scant teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
teaspoon salt
cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper ( medium)
1 plum tomato, coarsely chopped
cup dry red wine
1 to 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 can (3 cups) Bing cherries, quartered *Oregon brand
cup Golden Raisins
10 (6 oz.) boneless duck breasts with skin
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or chives

Instructions:

For chutney and glaze
1. Heat oil in a 2 to 3 quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onion, garlic, and shallot, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 7 minutes.

2. Add tomato paste, black pepper, cumin, hot pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium and add bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

3. Stir in wine, vinegar (to taste), and sugar and simmer approx 5 minutes.

4. Stir in mustard, 1 1/2 cups cherries, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer 1 minute. Allow to cool slightly and reserve all but cup of the mix to the side. Place 1/4 cup mix in a blender and puree until very smooth, about 1 minute (use caution when blending hot liquids). Reserve for glazing duck.

5. To finish the chutney, add the remaining 1 cups of cherries, tarragon, chives and all the golden raisins. Can be
prepared one day ahead.

Duck Breasts
1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450F.

2. Score duck skin in a crosshatch pattern with a small sharp knife and season duck all over with salt and pepper.

3. Heat water in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over low heat until hot, then add duck, skin side down. Cook duck, uncovered, over low heat, without turning, until most of fat is rendered(melted) and skin is golden brown, about 25 minutes.

4. Transfer duck to a plate and discard all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet. Brush duck all over with cherry glaze and return to skillet, skin side up.

5. Roast duck in oven until thermometer registers 135F, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

6. Holding a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle, cut duck into slices.

Helpful Hints:

Serve with cherry chutney and molasses whipped sweet potato.

Submitted By :

Margaret C

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