HONEY ORANGE GLAZE DUCK BREASTS
This is a quick, easy and AFFORDABLE way to cook duck breasts at home! Make sure to use a skillet that has no rubber on the handles so that you can move it directly from the burner to the oven when needed. Feel free to add more honey to the sauce mixture if you like a strong honey flavor. If you do not have honey, brown sugar or any type of syrup may be substituted. The sauce bakes in the oven with the duck to make a beautiful and delicious glaze to serve with it. This really is a beautiful dish that works great for holidays or special occasions, yet is easy enough for everyday as well.
4 duck breasts
4 Tablespoons honey
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tablesppons butter
Heat oven to 350. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the 4 duck breasts, sprinkling each side with salt and pepper to season. While duck is browning, combine the honey and OJ concentrate in a saucepan. Bring just to a simmer, stirring continually. Leave sauce on low heat; flip duck breasts to brown the other side. Pour half of the honey orange sauce onto the duck breasts, and place the skillet directly into the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, then add the rest of the sauce. Bake for another 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Spoon the sauce over the duck to serve. Enjoy!
*If you are not a duck person, or your grocery store does not have any, another variation of this recipe is to substitute whole chicken breasts for the duck. The end product is still delicious and beautiful, and even more affordable! Now pat yourself on the back and have a glass of wine…