Duck With Blackberry Sauce

Recipe by lazyme
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add sugar; stir until sugar dissolves and mixture turns deep amber color, about 5 minutes.
  • Add wine, orange juice and vinegar (mixture will bubble vigorously) and bring to boil, stirring to dissolve caramel.
  • Add 1 1/4 cups berries and both broths and boil until sauce thickens and is reduced to about 1 cup, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  • Strain sauce through sieve into heavy small saucepan, pressing on berries with back of spoon.
  • Mix in cognac and maple syrup.
  • Set sauce aside. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill).
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Trim any excess fat from duck breasts.
  • Cut three 4-inch long by 1/16-inch deep lengthwise slits in skin (not meat) of duck.
  • Season duck with salt and pepper.
  • Heat heavy large ovenproof skillet over high heat until hot.
  • Add duck, skin side down, and sear until brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn over; cook 3 minutes.
  • Transfer skillet to oven; continue cooking to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium.
  • Meanwhile, bring sauce to simmer over low heat.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and whisk just until melted.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon sauce onto plates.
  • Slice duck and place atop sauce.
  • Garnish with additional berries, if desired, and serve.
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