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duck breast with sweet balsamic vinegar sauce

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Delicious sauce. Next time I am going to puree the sauce and keep the solids to make a thicker richer sauce

yield 2 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For duck breast with sweet balsamic vinegar sauce

  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • 1/3 c
  • 1
    pear peeled and diced
  • 6 Tbsp
    veal demi glace
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 4
    duck breast
  • salt and pepper

How To Make duck breast with sweet balsamic vinegar sauce

  • 1
    Score the skin side of the Duck breasts. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. In a medium saucepan and the wine and sugar and bring to a boil. Add the pears and cook until reduce by about 3/4. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids. If you want a thicker sauce puree in food processor until smooth.
  • 2
    Add the red wine mixture to a saucepan and add the demi glace, and Balsamic vinegar. Cook until desired thickness.
  • 3
    in a cast iron pan add the duck breast skin side down. Cook about 10 minutes until the fat is rendered and the skin side is crisp. Turn over and cook about 5 more minutes for medium rare.
  • 4
    Serve with sauce

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