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Seared Duck in Sweet Guinness Honey Sauce Recipe

Slices of seared duck breast are drizzled in a wonderful, sweet Guinness honey sauce

Seared Duck in Sweet Guinness Honey Sauce Recipe
The sweet honey on top of the sweet duck meat makes for a flavorful bite! (Steven Rinella photo)
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Steven Rinella, sustenance hunter and TV host of MeatEater on Sportsman Channel, believes respecting every animal he harvests is important. Part of that process is creating delicious meals he can enjoy and share with others, like this Seared Duck in Sweet Guinness Honey Sauce Recipe.

Serves: 2-4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40-50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 mallard breasts, plucked
  • 1 cup Guinness Stout Beer
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped thyme
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour Guinness in a small saucepan. Whisk in brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, cloves, and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer while you prepare the duck.
  3. Trim duck breasts by removing excess membrane from the inside and scoring the fat side in a criss-cross fashion. Season duck with salt and pepper.
  4. Place duck breasts, skin-side down, in a hot skillet and cook until skin has browned. Flip duck breasts over and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  5. While the duck is in the oven, add stock to the simmering sauce and bring it up to a rapid boil. Let the sauce reduce until it nicely coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove duck breasts from the oven and pour off any excess fat. Add Guinness sauce to the pan and deglaze.
  7. Shut off heat, add butter and shake the pan to blend. Strain sauce and drizzle it over sliced duck to serve.

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