Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guava Glazed Duck Breast with Celery Root Puree, Asparagus and Leeks

Here is an amazing slow roasted duck dish. This dish is fairly easy to make and takes less then an hour. It costs $30 and feeds 2.

Guava Glazed Duck Breast
2 Breasts of duck, scored
1 cup fresh guava juice, reduced to half
2 teaspoon peach preserves

Preheat the oven at 350. Start a medium frying pan on medium high heat. Heavily season the skin side with salt and pepper. Once very hot add the duck breast skin side down. Turn down the heat to medium low and let the fat render off of duck, cook for 15 minutes and spoon out excess fat as necessary. Reserve this fat for use later in the cooking. Mix the reduced guava and peach preserves. Turn the duck over and glaze with the guava peach mixture. Place the pan in the oven and let cook for 10 minutes. Remove glaze again and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Celery Root Puree
1 celery root, about 1/2 lb, diced
1/4 organic white onion, diced
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon cream cheese
salt and pepper

Fill a medium pot with cool water and add onion and celery root. Turn to high and bring to a boil, turn to medium and let cook for 15 minutes or until celery root is tender. Strain out the water and then add butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper to the celery root and onion and puree in a food processor.

Duck Fat Asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and washed
2 teaspoons duck fat

Blanch asparagus by placing in boiling water for 3 minutes and then plunging them into an ice bath. Start a medium saute pan on medium and add duck fat. Once hot add asparagus and cook for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper.

Butter Poached Guava Leeks
1 large leek, sliced
1/4 white onion, sliced
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon duck fat
1/4 cut of guava juice
1 tablespoon of peach preserves

Start a medium saute pan on medium and add butter and duck fat. Add leeks and onions and let slow cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Turn up heat and add guava juice and peach. Let cook 10 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Buon Apetito!


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