Duck Breast with Pears Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 Duck Breasts
  • ¾ cup Reduced Sodium Chicken Stock
  • ½ cup Trio Carmel Fig balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Trio Carmel EVOO (Arbequina or Koroneiki)
  • 2 Ripe Pears, cut in half, cored, then again in 1/4″ slices
  • 1 Yellow onion, cut in half, then again in 1/4″ slices
  • 1½ lbs fingerling potatoes (boiled, cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary or Sage, fresh & chopped

Preparation

  • Score duck breasts using a sharp knife (criss-cross in 1″ pattern). Season duck with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add duck and cook about 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pan drippings.
  • Heat the drippings in large saute pan over high heat. Add the pears, yellow onions, and potatoes and sauté until brown, 5 minutes. Stir in sage; season with salt and pepper. Transfer hash to bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • Heat the same saute pan over high heat. Add chicken broth and fig balsamic vinegar; bring to a boil. and then reduced to glaze, about 5 minutes. Season glaze with salt and pepper.
  • Divide pear & onion mixture onto 6 plates. Slice the duck breasts and serve over the pear & onion mixture. Drizzle glaze over the duck breast & enjoy.

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