Duck Be A Lady, Tonight

12 05 2010

Ol’ Blue eyes may sing of Lady Luck and her blowing on his dice, but I croon about Lady Duck. And her breasts. A pair of perfect, tender and juicy breasts like what we got breaking down our awesome Maple Leaf Farms fresh duck demands some respect. A simple and quick grill followed by a nice sauce seemed to fit the bill (yes, pun intended).

Grilled Duck Breast with Citrus Fig Thyme Sauce

  • 12 figs
  • 1/4 cup Chambord
  • Veal demi-glace (about 4 ozs)
  • 1 cup wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 duck breasts, seasoned

Soak the figs in the Chambord. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onions until translucent, add the garlic and thyme and cook 1 more minute. Chop the figs and add everything to the saucepan. Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer until reduced by about 1/2 (about 20-30 minutes). Strain the liquid and return to the saucepan and reduce again by a third, until the sauce has thickened. Serve over the grilled duck breasts.




6 responses

12 05 2010

You crack me up with your lady Duck and her breasts! They do sound amazing with the figs and Chambord and all the rest of it. Talk about living it up!

12 05 2010

The Chambord makes the Lady and Her Breasts Berry Berry nice;-)

13 05 2010

I could not bear for you not to know what zaatar is! I can send you a sample if you wish; it was handmade by the wife of Moallem Phillipe, the man who oversees our orchard in the Chouf Mountains; I hate the zaatar that is available in stores!
Also, sure you can substitute anything, it just won’t be the real thing, of course.
Let me know the address I can send it to

13 05 2010

oh wow looks great adore citrus recipes

13 05 2010
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13 05 2010

We love ducky in our house, great recipe Doc, I will make this for us soon!

Chef E

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