Serving dinner for a few guests tonight? Cook to impress in just 25 minutes with this Spiced Duck Breast Recipe for 4! The spice, citrus, & honey will all pair perfectly with a flavorful glass of wine, especially one of the three U.S. red blends in this week’s tasting set — The American Way” Go Big – Red Blends.
Now without further ado, it’s time to start cooking & sipping.
4 duck breasts
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp honey
- Zest 1 orange
- Juice 1 orange
- Juice 1 lemon
- Score the duck breasts by slicing a few slits through the skin but not through the fat. Season meat side with salt and spice blend. Season the fat side with salt.
- Cook the duck breasts by starting them in a cold pan, fat side down. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes without flipping. Flip and cook spiced side for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, add zest, juice, and honey. Simmer the mixture until reduced and syrupy.
- Slice the duck breasts and drizzle with citrus honey sauce.
Who knew such a classy dinner could be so easy to make? Whip this creation up next time you have guests over, and don’t forget to pair the dish with its perfect match — a red blend from this week’s tasting. Cheers!