Duck Breast with Orange Sauce

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4
Duck breasts (ready to cook)
4
Oranges (organic)
2
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
400 grams
1 tablespoon
freshly ground Pepper
1 teaspoon
Cornstarch (as needed)

Preparation steps

1.

Rinse oranges in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest of 1 orange. Squeeze juice from all oranges.

2.

Blanch orange zests in a pot of boiling salted water. Drain.

3.

Score the skin of duck breasts into a diamond pattern and season with salt. Fry duck breasts skin-side down in a hot pan until golden brown. Then turn over duck breasts and fry briefly. Remove duck breasts from the pan and place in a roasting pan. Cook in a preheated oven at 120°C (approximately 250°F) for about 15-20 minutes. 

4.

Blanch broccoli florets in a pot of boiling salted water for about 5 minutes until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again.

5.

Sprinkle sugar over duck grease in the pan and let caramelise. Add shallots, saute briefly and deglaze the pan with vinegar. Add orange juice and orange liqueur to the pan, mix, simmer for approximately 5 minutes simmer and season with salt and pepper. If desired, add cornstarch to thicken sauce. 

6.

Remove duck breasts from the roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Let rest for 2 minutes. Warm broccoli in a pan with butter and season with salt and pepper.

7.

Cut duck into thin slices, serve with broccoli and sauce.