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Coriander Breast Of Duck With Sweet Potato Sauce

Type: Poultry
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Parsnips - unpeeled, and (medium)
  Poached for 15 minutes
1   Sweet potato - cut into 8 wedges
1 tablespoon 15mlGrapeseed oil - plus more for
  Squeeze bottle
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
4   Boneless skinless duck breasts - (5 to 7 oz ea)
2 tablespoons 30mlToasted coriander seeds - crushed
4 sections  Baby pea shoots - for garnish
  Sweet Potato Sauce Base
9 cups 2133mlSweet potato juice - (approximately 12
  To 16 sweet potatoes)
4 tablespoons 60mlFresh ginger
2   Thai chile peppers - chopped
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
  Freshly-squeezed lemon juice - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Split each poached parsnip in half lengthwise and rub with a small amount of grapeseed oil. Rub the 8 sweet potato wedges with grapeseed oil. Season the parsnip and potato with salt and pepper. Bake on a sheet tray in a pre-heated 400 degree oven until browned and cooked through (approximately 15 minutes).

Heat a large, nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Season each duck breast with salt and pepper. Press one side of the duck breast into the coriander seeds. Use a squeeze bottle to drizzle a thin line of grapeseed oil over the coriander on each duck breast. Add the duck breasts, seed-side down to the hot saute pan. Saute until the coriander browns. Turn the duck breasts over and set the pan off the flame for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the breasts and allow them to rest 2 to 4 minutes.

To plate, set a piece of parsnip and wedge of sweet potato on each plate. Slice each duck breast into 1/4-inch slices and arrange against the vegetables. Spoon Sweet Potato Sauce Base onto each plate and garnish with pea shoots.

Sweet Potato Sauce Base: Juice sweet potatoes and allow the juice to stand for 4 hours. This will allow much of the potato starch in the juice to settle. Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer being careful to leave the settled starch behind. Place over a medium flame and reduce to approximately 1 1/2 to 2 cups, or until the sauce naturally thickens. Remove from the fire and stir in the ginger and Thai chile pepper. Stir until the sauce tastes spicy enough and strain immediately. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. (Makes 1 1/2 to 2 cups)

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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