Apricot Glazed Duck Breasts with Caramelized Apples (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Apricot Glazed Duck Breasts with Caramelized Apples (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Duck:
  2. To make the glaze, in a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened and reduced almost by half, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Score the fat on the duck breasts, making a diamond pattern. Season the duck on all sides with the Essence, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 tesapoon of the pepper. To a hot saute pan, add duck, skin side down and cook until fat is rendered and skin is crispy, about 5 minutes. Turn the duck over and brush with the apricot glaze, cook another 5 minutes, for medium-rare.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until almost caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and when melted, add the sugar and cook until melted. Add the apples, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper, and cook until caramelized, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add the Calvados and thyme to the apples, and cook, scraping with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan.
  5. Remove from the heat and keep warm until ready to serve. Serve the duck with the caramelized apples and the remaining apricot glaze.
  6. Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  7. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
  8. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  9. Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking , by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 376.99 Kcal (1578 kJ)
Calories from fat 102.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.44g 18%
Cholesterol 159.81mg 53%
Sodium 2540.67mg 106%
Potassium 247.64mg 5%
Total Carbs 25.72g 9%
Sugars 12.47g 50%
Dietary Fiber 2.14g 9%
Protein 31.29g 63%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 5.5mg 31%
Calcium 64.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 148.66 Kcal (622 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.51g 18%
Cholesterol 63.02mg 53%
Sodium 1001.89mg 106%
Potassium 97.65mg 5%
Total Carbs 10.14g 9%
Sugars 4.92g 50%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 9%
Protein 12.34g 63%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 2.2mg 31%
Calcium 25.4mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.1
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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