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Pan Seared Duck Breast

Simple and Delicious
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 duck breasts
  • 6 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup shallots chopped
  • 6 oz mushrooms wild
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 cup demi glace
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Chop the shallot and slice the wild mushrooms.
  • Season the duck breasts with salt and pepper.
  • Heat sauté pan (cast iron skillet if you have one) until really hot.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with the oil and sear breasts quickly on both sides. Then cook an additional 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from your pan and keep warm.
  • Add the remaining butter and briefly saute the shallots.
  • Add mushrooms and sauté until translucent (approx. 4-5 minutes).
  • Add a bit of your red wine to deglaze the pan.
  • Add demi glace. Simmer for approximately 6 - 7 minutes until sauce has thickened enough to coat a spoon.
  • Serve over duck and if you're like me, save some for the potatoes.