Duck Breast with Apples

El invitado de invierno
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Description

Requiring just four simple ingredients, this recipe for Duck Breast with Apples makes an elegant, low calorie autumn dinner entree that is ready in less than an hour. Cooked slowly in a skillet, the duck breasts become tender and juicy. Let the duck rest in aluminum foil while you prepare the apples by lightly sauteeing them with sugar or honey. Slice the duck breast and serve with the sauteed apple wedges for a sweet and savory dinner entree.

Ingredients

1 duck breasts (large)
salt
2 apples (large, peeled and cut into eighths)
sugar (or honey, optional)

Directions

1Make some slices on the fat cap of the duck breast, being careful not to cut all the way down to the meat.
2Heat a skillet on low heat and, once hot, add the duck breast fat-first. The heat will start to render the fat. As it does so, spoon it out of the skillet and reserve it. That way, the skin of the breast will crisp.
3After 15 to 20 minutes, raise the heat to medium and remove all the fat from the skillet. Salt to taste and turn the breast. Cook for another 5 minutes (depending on how rare you like your duck).
4Remove the duck from the skillet, wrap it in aluminum foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
5While the duck rests, add about 2 tablespoons of duck fat back into the skillet with the apple wedges. Add a sprinkling of sugar or drizzle of honey (optional). Saute on medium heat until softened.
6Slice the duck breast thickly and serve with the apple wedges.
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NutritionView more

130Calories
Sodium16%DV390mg
Carbs12%DV35g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories130Calories from Fat
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium390mg16%
Potassium200mg6%
Protein0%
Calories from Fat
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate35g12%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars28g56%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.