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Duck with Papaya and Green Beans

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This duck with papaya and green beans recipe is the favorite of my wife. Whenever there is a gathering or celebrations at my home, her emphasis on cooking this dish. It is delicious and liked by all. You will love this duck with papaya and green beans recipe.
  Duck breast 1
  Green beans 2 Ounce
  Papaya 1
  Red onion 1⁄2
  Lemon 1
  Fresh basil 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Szechuan peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Chinese 5 spice powder 1 Teaspoon

Cut in half, seed, skin and julienne papaya.

Blanche (or in this case, microwave in bag) your green beans. Thinly slice a bit of red onion. Toss all ingredients and sprinkle with a bit of salt and szechuan pepper, olive oil (maybe 1 tsp) and fresh lemon juice (about 1 tsp). Set aside (you’ll serve this at room temp).

Pepper the skin side of the duck, and season the meat side with a sprinkling of the 5-spice powder and peppercorns. Place in a small skillet, skin side down, over medium-low heat. Cook for about 13-15 minutes, or until skin is nice and crispy and most of the fat has been rendered.

Pick up with tongs, sear sides by holding to the pan for 10-15 seconds, then flip skin-side-up, and finish cooking for about 3 minutes. Take duck off the heat and let it rest, like a steak, for a few minutes. It will be medium in the middle.

Meanwhile, tear up a few leaves of basil and add to the salad. After the duck has rested, slice on a bias, and plate on top of the salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 631 Calories from Fat 307

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.1%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.2 mg21.4%

Sodium 70.2 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.8%

Dietary Fiber 14.5 g58.1%

Sugars 32.7 g

Protein 23 g45.1%

Vitamin A 105.8% Vitamin C 558%

Calcium 17.7% Iron 27.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Duck With Papaya And Green Beans Recipe