This is my new favorite recipe. Seriously. I could eat this for supper 7 days a week and not get tired of it. At least not for a long time anyway.
It’s surprisingly easy and fast, and that crust of crispy duck fat is truly one of life’s culinary pleasures. Served atop fresh green beans with balsamic jus, this dish provides luxurious, savory perfection at just 225 calories per serving. Bonus – after the duck fat renders in the pan, it can be poured off and used to add flavor to other dishes, like roasted potatoes or caramelized vegetables.
Duck and green beans are a fleeting paring. Duck season starts in October, just as the last of the season’s green beans are coming in. If you’re not a hunter, duck is slowly becoming more available through local farms like the Ferguson family farm in Parkville. If you can’t source it locally, Whole Foods carries a high quality organic duck breast.