Sunday, August 22, 2010

ponzu marinated pan seared duck breast

1 boneless duck breast
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper
2 scallions
ponzu sauce (recipe below)

ponzu sauce:

1/2 cup citrus juice (lemon or lime)
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 2/3 tbsp. sake
1 piece kombu (1 1/2" square)
2 tbsp. bonito flakes

mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 3 days.

preheat over to 400 degrees. score the skin side of the duck breast on the bias about 1/2" away from each score. rub entire breast with salt and pepper. in a medium size pan heat the oil on medium high heat. add in the breast skin side down and sear for about 5-6 mins. or until the skin side is crispy. flip the breast over and transfer the pan to the oven and roast the duck for 5 mins. while the duck is still hot remove the duck from the pan into a shallow bowl and marinate in the ponzu sauce for 3 hours.

cut the breast on the bias against the grain. plate, pour ponzu sauce over the duck, and garnish with scallions.

enjoy :)


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