Sous Vide Duck Breast

By: Umami_site
A great way to cook perfectly medium-rare duck breasts is to cook them sous vide. The advantage of cooking duck sous vide is how easy it is to cook the breasts evenly, all the way through while keeping them tender and juicy. The fresh thyme and smoked paprika in this recipe add some freshness and depth of flavor to the duck. Using sous vide cooks the duck in its own juices, which concentrates the flavors and makes it easier to get perfectly done duck every time. To get crispy skin on the duck, brown it skin side down, in a cold pan, before placing it in the sous vide bath. In our testing this resulted in a slightly smaller breast, which was worth it because it reduced the amount of time it took to crisp the skin at the end of the cooking process, helping to keep the duck a beautiful medium-rare. For a delicious side dish, use the juices and fat left in the pan to finish potatoes or vegetables to go along with the duck. Want to learn more, read For Perfectly Cooked Duck Breasts Use Sous Vide.


2 servings
2 duck breasts
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp fresh thyme (minced)
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