Apricot Glazed Kosher Duck Breasts with Caramelized Apples
This is a recipe that should be used for very special occasions and especially on Shabbat. . Shabbat Shalom to everyone.
4 boneless Kosher Duck Breasts
1 tbs. Chef Ceaser’s Cajun Spice (See recipe this blog.)
4 tbs. Parve Margarine
½ cup very thinly sliced Yellow Onions
2 tsp. Light Brown Sugar
3 Apples, cored and cut into eighths
¼ cup Apple Cider
2 tsp. fresh Thyme chopped
Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
½ cup Apricot Preserves or Apricot Marmalade
3 tbs. Kosher Israeli Red Wine
2 tbs. Water
1 tbs. Honey
Dash of Salt to taste
Dash of Cayenne Pepper to taste
To make the glaze, in a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened and reduced almost by half, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Score the fat on the duck breasts. Season the duck on all sides with the Chef Ceaser’s Cajun Spice, add salt, and pepper to taste. Add margarine to a hot pan, then after the margarine has melted and is very hot add the duck, skin side down and cook until fat is rendered and skin is crispy, about 5 minutes. Turn the duck over and brush with the apricot glaze, cook another 5 minutes, for medium-rare.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the migraine over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until almost caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of margarine and when melted, add the sugar and cook until melted. Add the apples, salt, and black pepper, and cook until caramelized, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add the apple cider, thyme, and cook, scraping with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan.
Remove from the heat and keep warm until ready to serve. Serve the duck with the caramelized apples and the remaining apricot glaze.
Serve this with some rice, a salad, Challah, a little fish and a vegetable and your set for Shabbat. All you need to do is add two candles, some Kosher Israeli Wine, a few blessings over the candles, wine, Challah and the children and your all set for Shabbat.
Make this Friday evening special and Thank Hashem for what He is doing for the Jewish People. He said He would return every Jew Home to Land of Israel and He is doing it. Is Israel perfect? NO! But Israel will be a lot better when you and your family decide to come Home. Make “Next Year in Jerusalem” this year. Again Shabbat Shalom!
A special note. Whenever possible please purchase Kosher items that come from Israel especially those products that originate in Judea and the Shomron.