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Raspberry Duck

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  • 4 pounds boneless :duck breast halves with skin (about 4)
  • 1 teaspoon:salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon :pepper
  • 1/2 cup :finely chopped shallots or onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, :chopped
  • 2 tablespoons :sugar
  • 1/3 cup :raspberry vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken or :vegetable broth mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups raspberries (12 ounces), :divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons :unsalted butter, cut into bits



  1. Put a large shallow roasting pan in middle of oven and preheat to 400. Pat duck dry and trim off any excess fat. Score skin in a crosshatch pattern at 1/2-inch intervals with a sharp knife, then season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast, skin side down, in hot pan until an instant-read thermometer inserted diagonally into center registers 125, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Turn on broiler. Turn duck skin side up. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer duck to a cutting board and let rest (skin side up) 10 minutes.
  4. While duck rests, pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan, and then add shallots and garlic and sauee over medium heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. dd sugar and cook, stirring, until dissolved. Stir in vinegar, scraping up brown bits. Add broth mixed with corn starch, stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Stir in half of raspberries.
  6. Force sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a small saucepan, discarding solids. Skim off excess fat.
  7. Over low heat, swirl in butter. Remove from heat and add remaining raspberries. Slice duck and serve with sauce.
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