Roast Duck Breasts with Blackberry Sauce

2012-09-29
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

Roast duck breasts with blackberry sauce. Duck breasts baked in oven and served with homemade blackberry sauce.Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) defatted chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) fruity red wine such as Merlot,Pinot Noir,or Chianti
  • 1 shallot,minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) seedless blackberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 4 boneless duck breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375ºF(190ºC). Rinse duck breasts and pat dry. Season duck with salt and pepper.

Step 2

In nonstick skillet sear skin-side down till browned. Pour off excess duck fat. Set aside for another use. Transfer duck breasts skin-side-up onto roasting pan. Roast for 15 minutes. While duck is roasting,prepare the sauce.

Step 3

To Make Sauce for Roast Duck Breasts: Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in honey. Cook,stirring,until blended.

Step 4

Stir in stock,wine,and shallot. Bring to a boil.

Step 5

Add jam and season with thyme,salt and pepper. Reduce heat. Simmer,stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings.

Step 6

Bring to a low boil and cook sauce until it starts to thicken. Keep warm until ready to serve. When roast duck breasts are done,remove from oven. Let stand a few minutes. Remove fatty skin and transfer to serving plates. Spoon sauce over duck.

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