How to Cook Duck Breasts With Citrus Port Cherry Sauce

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How to Cook  Duck Breasts With Citrus Port Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Exact ingredients are listed under supplies.

Exact ingredients are listed under supplies.

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

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3
Score the breasts in 2 directions making a crosshatch.

Score the breasts in 2 directions making a crosshatch.

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Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Season both sides with salt and pepper.

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Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

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Sear skin side down for about 10 minutes until the skin is golden brown. Flip and sear on the other side for 3 minutes.

Sear skin side down for about 10 minutes until the skin is golden brown. Flip and sear on the other side for 3 minutes.

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Place on a baking sheet or any baking dish.

Place on a baking sheet or any baking dish.

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Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.

Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.

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While the breasts are baking use the same skillet to creat your sauce. Pour out the excess duck fat and sauté the shallots over medium heat until translucent.

While the breasts are baking use the same skillet to creat your sauce. Pour out the excess duck fat and sauté the shallots over medium heat until translucent.

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Add the orange juice and zest.

Add the orange juice and zest.

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Add the port wine.

Add the port wine.

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Lastly, add the black cherries.  Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce. Mash the cherries with a spoon to extract flavor as they cook.

Lastly, add the black cherries. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce. Mash the cherries with a spoon to extract flavor as they cook.

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Once the breasts are done baking let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Once the breasts are done baking let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

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Slice diagonally into 1/4 inch slices.  Plate and you are done!

Slice diagonally into 1/4 inch slices. Plate and you are done!

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