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By nnlester

Rate this recipe 5/5 (1 Votes)
Duck Breast with Orange-Cassis Sauce 1 Picture
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Servings 4

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 package Pekin Duck Breast
  • 1 tablespoon Crème de Cassis black currant liqueur
  • Fresh chives, chopped, for garnish

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Cherry Chipotle Duck Breast Skewers are a terrific combination of taste and texture

  • 4 boneless, skinless duck breasts (sliced lengthways into 5 strips)
  • 1/3 cup "Not Ketchup" brand cherry chipotle dipping sauce (plus more for dipping or drizzling)
  • 2 clove garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar (or other mild vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper (as needed for seasoning)
  • ground coriander (as needed for seasoning)
  • vegetable oil (as needed for grill pan)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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Cut the shallots and garlic, mix them with the thyme leaves, four spices mix and salt

  • For the dry marinate:
  • 4 duck legs
  • 3 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 -8 thyme sprigs
  • 3 tbsp quatre épices (four spice mix)
  • 3 tbsp fine sea salt
  • For cooking:
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 4-5 thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 l duck fat
  • Quatre épices:
  • 2 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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Adapted recipe by Leitesculinaria Original recipe by Mary Karlin | Wood Fired Cooking

  • For the tea brine
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Darjeeling or oolong tea leaves
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Two 3-pound ducks, or one 5-pound roasting chicken
  • For the basting sauce
  • 1 cup reserved tea brine
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
4.4/5 (5 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 400ºF. Pat duck dry and trim off any excess fat

  • 4 boneless duck breast halves with skin [about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds]
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup demi-glace
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into bits
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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To prepare chutney, combine first 9 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat

  • * Chutney:
  • 2 * 2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 * 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 * 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2 * 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 * 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 * 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 * 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1/8 * 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 * 1 garlic clove, minced
  • *
  • Duck:
  • * Cooking spray
  • 1 * 1 pound boneless duck breast halves, skinned
  • 3/4 * 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 * 3/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • *
  • Remaining ingredient:
  • 2 * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Such a cute punch for a baby shower, with sherbet and ginger ale

  • 1 packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid
  • 1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale
  • 1 (64-ounce) bottle white grape juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 scoops pineapple sherbet
  • 2 to 3 rubber duckies
  • Maraschino cherries (optional for garnish)
  • Orange slices (optional for garnish)
4.3/5 (45 Votes)

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Not quite sure how this recipe got its name! The fruit in the cake makes it delicious and who can resist coconut f

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fruit cocktail in heavy syrup
  • 2 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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My family is a huge fan of the Duck Cigars appetizer at Kiepersol's

  • Meat from 4 to 8 ducks
  • Dale's or Moore's marinade
  • 2 to 4 TB butter
  • 2 to 4 TB olive oil, plus more for cooking
  • 1/2 to 1 cup minced shallots
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños (or more), seeded & finely chopped, optional
  • 2 to 4 TB cognac or brandy
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • 1 to 2 eggs, beaten
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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Pre-heat oven to 400 F Place pork chop in roasting pan

  • package of thin cut pork chops (4 or 5 - around one pound)
  • Duck Sauce (found in Chinese section of store
  • Pineapple tidbits 1 4 oz cup
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Smoked Duck has a succulent, rich flavor that is delicious straight out of the oven or even better the next day as ...

  • Brine:
  • 6.5 lb duck, skin and fat removed {reserve for rendering duck fat and making cracklings}
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1 tsp organic onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp organic ground mace
  • 1 cup organic apple cider
  • 1 3/4 - 2 cups filtered water
  • Extras:
  • 1 bag cherry wood chunks for smoker
  • Duck fat for brushing
  • 1 tsp Maldon sea salt
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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1 Microwave the duck legs at high power for 1 minute, until warm

  • 16 ounces fully cooked duck - bone and skin removed (one whole duck)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced carrot
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces calamata olives, sliced and drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces diced tomatoes, canned with liquid ...use Hunts Fire Roasted if available
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces Pappardelle pasta (Cipriani brand or De Cecco)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
4.7/5 (3 Votes)

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Way over the top if you ask me, but people have asked for it, so here it is

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds pre-boning), bones removed
  • 2 pounds raw bulk sausage meat I prefer using a sweet sage sausage
  • 1 duck (4 to 4 1/2 pounds pre-boning), bones removed
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 turkey (10 to 13 pounds), carcass removed, legs and wing bones left intact
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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Making duck breast is nothing to be afraid of

  • 4 boneless duck breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large or 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup ruby port wine
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, plus 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup pitted frozen black cherries*, thawed and roughly chopped
  • NOTE: I used 1/2 cup sour cherry preserves
  • 2 small pats of unsalted butter (optional)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Rendering duck fat is easy to do at home

  • Skin and fat of duck*, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Maldon sea salt, to taste *for cracklings/fritons
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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