Crispy Duck Breast with Orange Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 large duck breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (475 mL) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 cups (475 mL) chicken stock [Look for allergen-free, gluten-free brand]
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Makes: 4-6 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens

Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife, score the fat of each duck breast in a criss-cross formation. Season duck on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Sear duck, fat side down 4-6 minutes, then cook for same time on other side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove duck to a plate to rest.
  3. For the sauce: heat remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a medium saucepan. Add shallots and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add orange juice, stock and cornstarch. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, until liquid has reduced by half and thickened.
  5. Slice duck thinly and arrange on a platter as your elegant food centerpiece. Drizzle with orange sauce and serve.

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