Duck breast has always been one of those foods that I adore in restaurants but have been insanely intimidated to cook. Not so for my dad. Oh, he enjoys it in restaurants all right (but not nearly as much as my mom, who I’m pretty sure has sampled duck at every restaurant that’s served it when she was there since 1980), but he’s not intimidated to cook it. In fact, he figured out the recipe for duck breast that is still one of the top preparations any of us has ever had. It comes from Alexander’s, a restaurant in Roanoke, VA, and this is my dad’s version of it. It is ridiculously wonderful.