Susan's Duck Breast With Fig and Port Sauce Recipe

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Susan's  Duck Breast With Fig and Port Sauce
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a pan, combine beef stock and chicken stock. Bring to boil and let simmer until mixture is reduced down to 1/2 cup. Set stock reduction to the side.
  3. While stock is reducing on the stove,lightly score fat side of duck breast, with a sharp knife, in a diamond pattern. Sprinkle duck breasts with thyme, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper to season. Let sit, for 20minutes.
  4. In a hot skillet pan, heat to medium high. Add olive oil. Add duck breast, fat (skin) side down, and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. Turn duck over and let cook 2 minutes.
  6. Remove duck breast to foil lined baking pan, meat side down, and bake in oven for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on cutting board for at least 5minutes.
  7. Meanwhile in skillet, drain off most of fat. Add 2tbsp of butter to pan.
  8. Add shallot and cook until tender.
  9. Add port wine and bring to a boil. Reduce by half.
  10. Add 1/2 cup stock reduction and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer sauce low until reduced by 1/3 or sauce is a syrupy glaze.
  11. Add fig preserves. Stir until completely melted and combined into sauce.
  12. In a cup combine remaining 1 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp butter (beurre manie).
  13. Add flour mixture to sauce and stir well to combine. Bring sauce to boil, stirring, until sauce thickens. That will take only 2 minutes or so. Remove from heat.
  14. Cut duck breast, into 1/2 inch slices, angled, against the grain.
  15. On serving plates, place sauce on bottom and place several slices of duck breast on top. Drizzle just a bit more sauce over top of duck slices. Repeat on all serving plates.
  16. Serve immediately. Bon Appetit.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 339.7 Kcal (1422 kJ)
Calories from fat 148.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.55g 25%
Cholesterol 88.61mg 30%
Sodium 312.75mg 13%
Potassium 564.55mg 12%
Total Carbs 25.23g 8%
Sugars 14.19g 57%
Dietary Fiber 1.48g 6%
Protein 21.22g 42%
Vitamin C 10.1mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 36.4mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 111.91 Kcal (469 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.45g 25%
Cholesterol 29.19mg 30%
Sodium 103.03mg 13%
Potassium 185.98mg 12%
Total Carbs 8.31g 8%
Sugars 4.67g 57%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 6%
Protein 6.99g 42%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 17%
Iron 1.6mg 26%
Calcium 12mg 4%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.9
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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