Quick recipe finder Anatra con melagrana (duck with pomegranate) and sautéed escarole
- 4 skinless duck breasts
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- plain flour, for dusting
- 40g/1½oz butter
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 4 pomegranates
For the escarole
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
Season the duck breast with salt and freshly ground black pepper and dust with flour, shaking off any excess.
Heat the butter and olive oil in a large ovenproof frying pan until the butter begins to foam. Add the duck and fry for two minutes on each side, then transfer to the oven to roast for 5-6 minutes, or until just cooked. The duck should be rare, but cook according to your preference.
Meanwhile, rub two of the whole pomegranates firmly on a work surface with the palm of your hand, then cut them in half and squeeze out the juice, as you would with a lemon, all over the cooked duck.
Open up the remaining pomegranates and remove the seeds. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the duck.
Place the duck onto a plate and drizzle with the juices and seeds from the pan. Let the duck rest for 2-3 minutes then slice on the diagonal.
For the escarole, blanch the escarole leaves for a couple of minutes in boiling salted water. Drain and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the garlic and fry for one minute, or until soft, then add the escarole and gently sauté for 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the escarole is tender.
To serve, place the escarole onto the plate alongside the duck and spoon any remaining pan juices over.
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This recipe is from…
Saturday Kitchen Best Bites
112. Sunday Edition
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