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Duck Breasts with Port & Dried Cherry Sauce


From EatingWell:  January/February 1998

Duck breasts are a breeze to cook and make an impression, especially when served with this beautiful mahogany-colored sauce.

2 servings | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Rub crushed peppercorns evenly over both sides of duck breasts. Season with salt. Brush oil evenly over a medium cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Heat the pan over medium-high. Add the duck and cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Turn duck over and transfer skillet to oven. Roast until duck reaches desired doneness: 6 minutes for medium, 10 minutes to cook through. Transfer duck to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Add any juices accumulated on the cutting board to the Port & Dried Cherry Sauce.
  3. Carve duck on the diagonal into thin slices. Fan on warm plates and spoon sauce over and around duck. Serve immediately.


Per serving : 354 Calories; 14 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 100 mg Cholesterol; 46 g Carbohydrates; 33 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 947 mg Sodium; 659 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

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