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Pomegranate-glazed Duck Breast

Elevate your dining experience with the tantalizing flavors of pomegranate-glazed duck breast. This succulent dish combines the richness of duck with the sweet and tangy notes of pomegranate, creating a harmonious blend that is sure to impress your taste buds and delight your guests.


  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Score the skin of the duck breasts in a crosshatch pattern, being careful not to cut into the flesh. This will help the fat render during cooking and result in crispy skin.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the pomegranate juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, minced garlic, and thyme leaves. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook until it has reduced by half and thickened to a glaze-like consistency, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  4. Season the duck breasts generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the duck breasts skin-side down and cook for 5-6 minutes until the skin is golden brown and crispy. Flip the breasts and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and continue cooking the duck breasts for 8-10 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, the internal temperature should register 135°F (57°C) on an instant-read thermometer.
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the duck breasts rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Drizzle the pomegranate glaze over the sliced duck breasts and serve immediately. Enjoy the exquisite flavors and tender texture of this delightful dish!


Pomegranate-glazed duck breast is a sophisticated and flavorful dish that is perfect for special occasions or a memorable dinner at home. With its combination of succulent duck, sweet pomegranate glaze, and aromatic herbs, it's sure to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire. Impress your guests with this elegant dish and savor every delicious bite!


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