Canard in a hurry…

It starts to feel like fall and if you are starving  for something earthy , delicious that you can make in 15mns , here it is !

Duck breast with honey and cherry vinegar reduction over a creamy polenta …

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Now days you can easily  find duck breasts . I buy mines at Whole Foods . They don’t always have them out but they usually always have some in the back as these come in frozen . I like to have a pack in my freezer at all time so we are ready when ever the urge comes ! Each pack has 2 breasts . ( Note the proportions are  for 4 breasts even though I only show 3 in the pictures ) Thaw the day before .

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Your best 15mns cooking start now :

Take the breasts out of the package , pad dry , score the skin with a sharp knife  and season well with salt and pepper .

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Put the breasts skin down in the cold pan without any fat at all . Put on medium heat and let the fat melt and the skin crisp  about 4-5 mns .

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Turn and continue to cook on medium for an other 4-5 mns

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Check the meat by pressing onto the meat . It should not be hard but spring back . If not cooked enough it will be very soft . You can turn it back one more time to get that skin well crispy if you think you need an extra  minute to cook .

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Put the breast in a platter to rest while you finish the sauce . Remove most of the fat witch you should keep to roast potatoes …it will take your week day potatoes to the next level  !

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In the good drippings that are left in the pan , ad 2 tbs of cherry vinegar and 2 tbs of clover honey .

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Give it a quick boil so the honey start to bubble  and the sauce thicken . Do not over cook the sauce or the honey will transform into caramel and make a sticky sauce .

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Cut the breasts in thick slices , display immediately on the plates and serve the creamy polenta . Pour the sauce around ( not over the skin to keep it crispy )

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There are plenty of polenta to choose from . I order this organic from from Vitacost as I now cannot find it in our local stores . I cooks in 2 mns and is really delicious . I just put more liquid to keep it creamy and use soy milk instead of water or gravy .

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