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Duck Breast with Merlot Jam

4 boned Duck Breast
2 shallots
¼ cup raspberry vinegar
½ cup raspberry jam
2 cups merlot
1 cup chicken or veal stock
2 Tbls sweet butter

Saute shallots, and add merlot and stock to reduce. About 5 minutes. Add vinegar, and jam and continue boiling until reduced by half. Swirl in sweet butter and serve with duck.

Make slashes in duck skin. Sear fat side down in heavy skillet until skin is crisp. Keep dumping off the fat. Save fat on side and when duck skin is crispy turn over and add duck fat into pan to cook breast meat. Cook about 5 minutes. Let breast rest and slice.

Serve with sauce.

Note: You can use any flavored vinegar and jam. Blackberry, fig, cherry etc.

Enjoy with: Potato Hash & Butter Lettuce with Cider Dressing, Candied Nuts and Point Reyes Blue Cheese

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