Duck Breast and Fig Sauce
with Creamy Garlic Mash
Fig jam adds an elegant sweetness to balance out the richness of crisp, golden duck skin. Simple in steps, but oh-so-luxurious, this supper will make you feel like you're in a restaurant on date night!
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Parsley and Thyme
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Sugar Snap Peas
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F.Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Combine potatoes, 2 tsp salt and enough water to cover (by approx. 1 inch) in a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered, until fork-tender, 10-12 min.
While potatoes cook, pat duck dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife, score the skin side of duck in a criss-cross pattern. Season with salt and pepper. Add duck, skin-side down, to a cold large non-stick pan. Cook over medium heat until skin is crispy, 10-12 min. Flip duck and cook until golden-brown, 2-3 min. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, skin-side up. (NOTE: Reserve pan and 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) duck fat for step 4; save remaining duck fat for another use, if desired.) Roast in the middle of the oven, until duck is cooked through, 8-13 min.**
While duck cooks, trim, then halve snap peas. Trim, then halve snow peas. Peel, then finely chop shallot. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Roughly chop parsley. Strip 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) thyme leaves from stems, then finely chop. Add cream, garlic, half the thyme and 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) butter to a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until butter melts, 3-4 min. Remove heat. Set aside, still covered.
Heat pan with reserved duck fat (from step 2) over medium-high. When hot, add half the shallots. Cook, stirring often, until tender-crisp, 1-2 min. Add snap peas, snow peas and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water. Season with salt and pepper.Cook, stirring often, until water is absorbed and veggies are tender, 3-4 min. Transfer to a plate, then cover to keep warm.
Heat the same pan over medium-low. When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then remaining shallots and remaining thyme. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3-4 min. Add fig spread, balsamic glaze, broth concentrate and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 min.
When potatoes are fork-tender, drain and return to the same pot, off heat. Roughly mash steeped cream into potatoes until slightly mashed. (NOTE: 'Smashed' potatoes will still have a few chunks!) Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine. When duck is done, transfer to a plate to rest, 3-5 min. Thinly slice duck. Divide duck, mash and veggies between plates. Drizzle fig sauce over duck. Sprinkle parsley over top.