Are you looking for a nice dinner recipe for Christmas or Thanksgiving? This duck breast filet with honey balsamic sauce is delicious. Just 4 ingredients, easy and stress-free.
Do you want something different than ham or turkey for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Try duck breast filet. A piece of meat that maybe won’t come to your mind at first instant, but well prepared it’s really delicious. And an added positive point, it’s ready in a wink. And that’s in my opinion a winner at the preparation of the Christmas dinner.
Below is a quick dish, it can’t fail!
- you combine baking in a frying pan with oven baking, you get a duck breast which is moist.
- You bake the duck it gives more flavor to the duck.
- you cut the skin, the fats in the skin will melt faster and the skin will become crispy.
- you prepared the breast this way, it will be medium done. By extending the baking time for 5 minutes or more, you get the duck well done. Note that the chance occurs that the duck becomes dry.
It’s a good taste!
Recipe duck breast filets with balsamic honey
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duck breast filets with balsamic honey sauce
- 600 gram duck breast
- 4 tablespoons balsamic cream
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius.
- Cut the skin of the duck fillets crosswise. Make sure you only cut the skin and not the flesh.
- Heat a frying pan until it's very hot.
- Lay the duck breast in the pan, with the skin side below.
- Bake for 5 minutes, or until the skin is brown and crispy and turn.
- Bake another 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile lay 4 pieces of aluminium foil on the baking plate.
- Lay each duck breast in a piece of aluminium foil and package them loosely.
- Lay them on the baking plate and put the plate during 5 minutes in the oven.
- Discard the duck fat from the frying pan, besides 4 teaspoons, and reheat.
- When the duck breast come out of the oven, unfold them a bit and pour the juices into the frying pan.
- Also add the honey, lemon juice and balsamic.
- Whisk everything and heat.
- Cut the duck and sprinkle with sauce.
- Serve the sauce as a side dish.
- convectional oven or conventional oven (in that case increase the temperature indicated in the recipe by 20 degrees Celsius)
- Aluminium foil
- frying pan
What did I use to prepare this
Kitchen utensils I’ve used to prepare this recipe. When you follow the link you will go to another page with a short explanation of each item. It’s also possible to order directly if you’re in need.
- a good pair of knives
- frying pan
- cutting board
- Brushes, spatulas and other cooking utensils
- Sheet pan, baking tray or baking sheet
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