Cooking Light's Seared Orange Duck Breast

"This is from Cooking Light, 2006. I've used duck legs and it works just fine. I also add Chinese five spice to the duck with the orange zest and garlic. And sometimes, I turn it into a drunken duck by adding a tablespoon or so of Grand Marnier to the sauce while I'm reducing it. I serve this beautiful dish with whipped sweet potatoes (with orange zest, cream cheese and Chinese five spice powder) and roasted green beans with shallots. This pairs nicely with a sweet to semi-sweet white wine. Enjoy!"
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  • Combine duck, orange rind, salt, pepper and garlic in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine juice, sake, soy sauce and honey in a small saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until mixture is reduced to 2/3 cup (about 10 minutes).
  • Heat canola oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add duck; saute about 5 minutes. Turn duck over; drizzle with about 3 TBS of juice mixture.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove duck from pan; cut duck into 1/4 inch thick slices (if using a breast).
  • Serve with orange sauce.
  • Serves: 6.
  • Calories: 167.
  • Fat: 6.3 g.
  • Protein: 18.8 g.
  • Fiber: 0.3 g.
  • Chol: 71 mg.
  • Sodium: 580 mg.

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