Duck Breast with Orange Sauce

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings
Duck Breast with Orange Sauce

Even the most flavorful and tender duck breast needs a sauce to enhance its taste. You have many options, but if you want something refreshing, try to pair duck with orange sauce. It’s very easy to prepare and the combination is to die for!

Ingredients

2 oranges
2 duck breasts s, approx. 12 ounces
salt
pepper
½ cup cognac
½ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons of honey

Steps

  1. First zest the oranges using a shredder. Afterwards, slice oranges in halves and squeeze their juice.
  2. Crisscross the duck’s skin with superficial cuts and season it with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a skillet and place the duck skin-down at low heat so that the fat can melt and skin gets crispy.
  4. Afterwards, fry the duck on each side so that it is properly sealed.
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes on the skinless side then turn it over and leave it on heat for 4 more minutes.
  6. Continue to cook for 2 minutes on the sides.
  7. Separately start making the sauce. Heat a saucepan and add cognac, soy sauce, orange zest, orange juice and honey.
  8. Let it simmer until it gets a caramel like color.
  9. Slice the duck breast into 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick slices and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

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