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Duck Breast on an
Orange Spiced Leek and Sweet Potato Purée

Duck Breast on an Orange Spiced Leek and Sweet Potato PuréeSliced duck breast served on a bed of orange-spiced leek and sweet potato purée makes an elegant entrée.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 duck breast halves
1 pound sweet potatoes
1 stalk of leeks
1-inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
Zest and juice of 1 orange
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Pinch of ground cloves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Score the skin of 2 duck breast and pan fry the breast skin side down for 5 to 8 minutes until the fat starts to run out.
  3. Flip them and over and cook for 15 minutes with the skin side up.
  4. Next prepare the purée.
  5. Simmer sweet potatoes, that you have peeled and cut into large dice for 15 minutes until they just beginning to soften. Drain and mash to make a rough purée with a potato masher.
  6. Prepare 1 stalk of leeks, trimmed and sliced into 1-inch rounds.
  7. Peel and grate 1-inch piece fresh root ginger.
  8. Heat oil in a saucepan and fry the fresh root ginger, the zest and juice from an orange, crushed garlic and a pinch of cloves. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes without browning.
  9. Add the sweet potato mixture and leeks and then sauté.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Cut the duck breasts into thin slices and fan them out onto a bed of the leek purée.

Makes 2 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of HolidayKitchen.tv. Photograph property of CooksRecipes.com.