Seared Duck Breasts with a Citrus-Tea Sauce (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Seared Duck Breasts with a Citrus-Tea Sauce (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Score the fatty side of the duck breasts. Season on both sides with the Essence, salt and pepper and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In a large, heavy skillet over high heat cook duck breasts skin side down until golden brown and crispy, about 6 minutes. Turn and sear for 1 minute. Transfer the duck breasts to a pan.
  4. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the duck fat from the skillet. Add the shallots and saute for 1 minute. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add the orange juice and tea. Bring to a boil and reduce by half in volume. Add the stock, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until reduced by half in volume, about 15 minutes. Place the duck breasts in the oven to heat through and finish cooking while the final sauce is being assembled, about 5 minutes for medium-rare.
  5. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract all the liquid. Return the sauce to the pan. Add the marmalade and rosemary, and stir to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Whisk in the butter and remove from the heat. Remove the duck breasts from the oven and divide among 4 serving plates. Spoon the sauce over the duck breasts and serve.
  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 452.98 Kcal (1897 kJ)
Calories from fat 195.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.72g 33%
Cholesterol 155.75mg 52%
Sodium 4268.11mg 178%
Potassium 874.48mg 19%
Total Carbs 25.64g 9%
Sugars 11.45g 46%
Dietary Fiber 4.38g 18%
Protein 39.67g 79%
Vitamin C 44mg 73%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.8mg 26%
Calcium 108.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 146.24 Kcal (612 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.01g 33%
Cholesterol 50.28mg 52%
Sodium 1377.88mg 178%
Potassium 282.31mg 19%
Total Carbs 8.28g 9%
Sugars 3.7g 46%
Dietary Fiber 1.41g 18%
Protein 12.81g 79%
Vitamin C 14.2mg 73%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.5mg 26%
Calcium 34.9mg 11%

* 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

  • 10.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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