Pan-Seared Duck with Orange Pomegranate Sesame Sauce

Pan-Seared Duck with Orange Pomegranate Sesame Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 352.8
  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.6 mg
  • Sodium: 696.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 28.2 g

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A special holiday dinner for two A special holiday dinner for two
Number of Servings: 2


    - 1 Duck Breast
    - 1/4 tsp. sea salt
    - 1/2 Tablespoons peppercorns, freshly cracked
    - 2 tsp. canola oil
    For the Sauce
    - 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
    - 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
    - 1 tsp. Splenda sweetener
    - sea salt
    - drizzle sesame oil


Preheat oven to 350°F

Score skin of duck breast to help render fat. Rub duck with mixture of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
Heat canola oil in oven-safe heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking. Place duck, skin side down, in skillet. Let cook for 5 minutes, until skin is crisp and browned. Turn breast over and cook for 5 minutes to sear meat.

Transfer skillet to oven. Roast until thermometer inserted in thickest part of duck reads 130° (145° if you don't like rare duck breast). Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.

To make the sauce:
In a small saucier or sauce pan, bring orange juice to a boil. When it has reduced by half, add the pomegranate seeds and a pinch of sea salt. Reduce until the liquid is syrupy. Remove from heat. Add a drizzle of sesame oil. Stir.

To serve:
Slice duck diagonally in 1/2-inch slices. Arrange slices overlapping on plate and top with sauce.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GEORGEVW.

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  • Incredible!
    Absolute perfect! I used duck thighs but cooked it the same was the first time I had made duck and it was the best I had ever had!!! Great Recipe!!! - 4/27/09

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