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Pan Seared Magret of Duck with Artichoke Vanilla Puree, Braised Vegetables and Star Anise Sauce

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Pan Seared Magret of Duck with Artichoke Vanilla Puree, Braised Vegetables and Star Anise Sauce

Recipe Courtesy Stelio Perombelon, Les Chevres, Montreal.

Christine Cushing Courtesy of:
Christine Cushing

Dinner, Main, Eggs/Dairy, Vegetables, Mushrooms, Roast, Poultry, Duck


Directions for: Pan Seared Magret of Duck with Artichoke Vanilla Puree, Braised Vegetables and Star Anise Sauce

Ingredients

Braised Vegetables

2 chioggia beets (just a little bigger than a golf ball)

2 spring onions, sliced

2 big king oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 Tbsp butter (15 ml)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Jerusalem Artichoke Vanilla Pu

10 large Jerusalem artichokes, peeled

1 cup milk (250 ml)

1 bourbon vanilla pod

Salt and pepper, to taste

Pan Seared Magret of Duck

1 magret of duck or 1 duck breast (about 1 pound/450grams)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Star Anise Sauce

2 cup brown chicken stock (500 ml)

3 Tbsp sugar (45 ml)

3/10 cup red wine vinegar (75 ml)

1 star anise

Salt and pepper, to taste

Assembly

Directions

Braised Vegetables

1. Add the beets to a small saucepan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until beets are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. Peel and slice beets. Set aside.

2. Blanch the spring onions for 1 minute in salted boiling water. Add butter to a sauté pan over medium high. Add mushrooms and water. Add green onions and sliced beets. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Cook another 2 minutes until vegetables are glazed.

Jerusalem Artichoke Vanilla Pu

1. Add Jerusalem artichokes and vanilla pod in a large saucepan. Add milk and just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until artichokes start to fall apart. Drain artichokes, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Transfer to a food processor. Add a few tbsp. of the cooking liquid. Puree until smooth. Keep artichoke puree warm over a double broiler. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

Pan Seared Magret of Duck

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat a sauté pan over high heat. Season the duck with salt and pepper. Add the duck to the pan, skin side down. Let the fat on the duck breast melt down by half. Turn duck and cook for another minute. Flip again so duck is skin side down once again. Transfer duck to the oven. Roast until medium rare, about 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Star Anise Sauce

1. Put the sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan with 1 tbsp. of water. Cook sugar over high heat until turns to a caramel colour. Add vinegar and cook until syrupy, 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and the star anise. Simmer and reduce mixture by half, about 10 minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Assembly

1. When ready to plate: Slice the duck thinly and add to plate with the braised vegetables and Jerusalem artichoke puree and drizzle with the sauce. Serve. (Note: there will be extra servings of the puree.)

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