Recipe Blackberry Sauce Baked Duck Breast

flyinglentris

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Blackberry Sauce Baked Duck Breast:

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Ingredients:

1) Duck breast, boneless - 1
2) Radicchio - 1/2 cup
3) Snow peas - 8 to 10
4) Celery - 1/4 Stick
5) Serrano pepper - 1 to 2
6) Pearl onions - 6 to 8
7) Garlic - 6 to 8 cloves
8) Broccoli tips - 1/4 cup
9) Black Truffles - 1/4 cup
10) Blackberries - 1/2 cup
11) Butter, divided - 3 tblspns.
12) Walnuts - 1/8 cup
13) Rosemary, divided - 1 tsp. + a pinch
14) Thyme, divided - 1 tsp. + a pinch
15) Basil, divided - 1 tsp. + a pinch
16) Allspice, divided - 1 tsp. + a pinch
17) Soy sauce - 1 tblspn.
18) Cranberry juice - 1 tblspn.


Procedure:

-- Preparation --

1) Chop up the radicchio.
2) Dice the Serrano pepper, broccoli and celery.
3) Remove the roots and tops off the pearl onions and skin them.
4) Crush the walnuts.
5) Butter the surface of the duck breast with 2 tblspns butter.
6) Dust the duck breast with a pinch of each spice.
7) Oil a baking sheet.
8) Preheat the oven to 350F.

-- Cook the Meal --

9) Bake the duck breast until browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

NOTE: Time is for a 1/2" thick boneless breast. Allow more time for a thicker breast.

10) Pan fry the radicchio in 1 tblspn. butter.
11) Steam the snow peas, broccoli, celery, pepper, garlic, truffles and onions.
12) Add spices and soy sauce, then simmer for 5 minutes.
13) Cover a serving plate with a bed of radicchio.
14) Cover with steamed and simmered vegetables.
15) Sprinkle on the crushed walnuts.
16) Cook the blackberries in cranberry juice to create a sauce.
17) Cross slice the duck breast into 1/4" slices.
18) Lay the duck breast on top of the radicchio and vegetable bed.
19) Spoon the blackberry sauce over the middle of the duck breast.
20) Serve.
 

JAS_OH1

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Is this something you have made before?

Truffles are rather pricey, is that something you already had on hand? Also was curious about the cooking time on the duck breast? It's hard to tell from the pics, but I am guessing with 30-40 minutes it may have been cooked well-done?
 

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Is this something you have made before?

Truffles are rather pricey, is that something you already had on hand? Also was curious about the cooking time on the duck breast? It's hard to tell from the pics, but I am guessing with 30-40 minutes it may have been cooked well-done?

I have never made this before.

I had the truffles on hand and was not finding any use for them, until now.

Cooking time was not up to 40 minutes, but around 30 minutes. When I sliced the duck breast, it had puffed up and it gave off a reddish juice, which made me wonder if I cooked it long enough. But it turned out great. I recommend baking on the top rack to get it to brown more.

This meal was a collage of flavors and textures that was truly a good culinary experience. The radicchio was only butter fried, but the veggies simmered after steaming in soy and spices. Chopped walnuts gave things an extra texture element that was surprising. The duck breast included the spices, but no soy, just a butter coating and ultimately, the blackberry sauce which gave the whole meal a really game theme and flavor.
 
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