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Duck Breasts with A Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce

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  Olive oil 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Onions 2 , thinly sliced
  Ground turmeric 2 1⁄2 Milliliter (1/2 Teaspoon)
  Walnuts 14 Ounce, roughly chopped (400 Gram / 3 1/2 Cup)
  Duck stock/Chicken stock 1 3⁄4 Pint (1 Liter / 4 Cups)
  Pomegranates 6
  Caster sugar 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Lemon juice 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)
  Duck breasts 32 Ounce (4 Pieces, 8 Ounce / 225 Gram Each)
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste

1. Heat half the oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and turmeric, and cook gently until soft. Transfer to a pan, add the walnuts and stock, then season with salt and pepper. Stir, then bring to the boil and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
2. Cut the pomegranates in half and scoop out the seeds into a bowl. Reserve the seeds of one pomegranate. Transfer the remaining seeds to a blender or food processor, and process to break them up. Strain through a sieve, to extract, the juice, and stir in the sugar and lemon juice.
3. Score the skin of the duck breasts in a lattice fashion with a sharp knife. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan or char grill and place the duck breasts in it, skin side down.
4. Cook gently for 10 minutes, pouring off the fat from time to time, until the skin is dark golden and crisp. Turn them over and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and leave to rest.
5. Deglaze the hying pan or char — grill with the pomegranate juice mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon, then add the walnut and stock mixture and simmer for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Serve the duck breasts sliced, drizzled with a little sauce, and garnished with the reserved pomegranate seeds. Serve the remaining sauce separately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1503 Calories from Fat 805

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 95 g145.6%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g58.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 174.6 mg58.2%

Sodium 660.2 mg27.5%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g37%

Dietary Fiber 25 g100%

Sugars 72.3 g

Protein 72 g144.4%

Vitamin A 2.9% Vitamin C 117.8%

Calcium 18.2% Iron 86.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Duck Breasts With A Walnut And Pomegranate Sauce Recipe