Pan Seared Duck Breast with Orange Glaze 1

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Orange Glaze


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  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional, for added richness)


Enjoy your delicious pan-seared duck breasts with orange glaze! The combination of tender duck meat with the sweet and tangy glaze makes for an impressive and satisfying meal.

  • Prepare the Duck Breasts:
    • Score the skin of the duck breasts in a cross-hatch pattern, being careful not to cut into the meat.
    • Season both sides of the duck breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Make the Orange Glaze:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey, soy sauce, grated orange zest, and minced garlic until well combined.
  • Cook the Duck Breasts:
    • Heat olive oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
    • Once the pan is hot, add the duck breasts, skin side down. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
    • Flip the duck breasts and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes for medium-rare doneness or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness.
  • Add the Orange Glaze:
    • Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the orange glaze over the duck breasts in the pan.
    • Let the glaze simmer and coat the duck breasts for about 1-2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    • If desired, add a tablespoon of butter to the pan and swirl it around to make the glaze even richer and more velvety.
  • Rest and Serve:
    • Remove the duck breasts from the pan and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Slice the duck breasts diagonally into thin pieces and drizzle the remaining glaze from the pan over the slices.
  • Serve:
    • Serve the pan-seared duck breasts with your choice of side dishes. It goes wonderfully with roasted vegetables, wild rice, or a fresh green salad.
Categories: Entreé / Servings: Food for 2 / Difficulty: Average

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