Molasses Glazed Roasted Duck Breast

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Kingston Resort , Chef Jeff Henderson, Aired on Mon 8/15
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2  6-oz. boneless duck breast halves, patted dry

½ tsp. ground black pepper

¼ tsp. kosher salt

½ c. dark black strap molasses *reserve some for finishing duck

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. minced garlic

½ c. heirloom carrots

½ medium onion chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

½ c. collard greens

2 c. prepared rice

¼ c. tomato infused chicken broth*see recipe

½ c. chopped okra

2 tbsp. soy sauce

½ c. fresh okra, sliced



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Score fatty side of duck breast. Season breast side with pepper and salt. Brush molasses on fatty side.

3. In a large cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add duck breast, fatty side down, and cook for 4 minutes or until caramelized. Turn breast over and place in oven for 8-10 minutes until medium. Remove duck breast from skillet and place on a plate to rest.

4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of duck drippings in same skillet. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add carrots, onions, bell peppers and collard greens, cook until vegetables are tender 6-8 minutes. Add rice, chicken broth, okra and soy sauce. Cook for 3-5 minutes stirring constantly until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

5. Using a very sharp knife, slice duck breast on a bias and place atop red rice.  Drizzle molasses around the plate and serve. 


Tomato Infused Chicken Stock

1 c. chicken stock

1 ½ tbsp. tomato paste



Bring stock to a boil. Add tomato paste and stir.



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Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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