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Terra Estate Winery

Red WineBreast of Duck with Cabernet Franc

Breast of Duck with Cabernet Franc

Serves: 4 to 6 

Ingredients: 

  • 6 Duck breasts, skinless 
  • 1 Spring onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 1 Rib celery, finely chopped 
  • 1 Sprig rosemary, discard stalk, finely chopped 
  • 3 Sage leaves, finely chopped 
  • 3 Cup TERRA Cabernet Franc 
  • 2 Packets or cubes vegetable broth mix dissolved in 1 L water 
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt and pepper to taste 

Preparation: 

In a pot, bring the water and vegetable broth mix to a boil. Reduce heat and keep warm. 
Preheat a large, deep pan. Add oil. Place duck breasts in pan and brown for 5 minutes on each side. Add chopped onion, garlic, celery, rosemary and sage. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Cook for an added 5 minutes on low to moderate heat. Add TERRA Cabernet Franc, cover and cook over a low heat for 1 hour. Add vegetable broth. Cover and simmer for 3 hours on moderate low heat, ensuring to turn the duck from time to time. 
About 2 hours into cooking, add the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to taste. Continue to cook. 
Serve with a spring salad dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Also, as an option to crusty bread, serve with grilled polenta. And of course, a generous glass of TERRA Cabernet Franc! 

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