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Roasted Duck Breast with Pickled Porcini Mushrooms

As our vineyards enter their slumber in the chill of winter, culinary musings drift to comfort, earth and game. Balanced by the light acidity of the porcini mushroom, this recipe is a cozy food pairing companion to our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ingredients

  • 6 duck breasts, preferably hens

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 Tbsp Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 2 pounds fresh porcini, cleaned and sliced

  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced

  • 2 celery ribs, diced

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small rounds

  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves removed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 Tbsp sherry vinegar

  • 6 sprigs thyme for garnish

Ingredients

  • 6 duck breasts, preferably hens

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 Tbsp Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

  • 2 pounds fresh porcini, cleaned and sliced

  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced

  • 2 celery ribs, diced

  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small rounds

  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves removed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 Tbsp sherry vinegar

  • 6 sprigs thyme for garnish

Instructions

serves 6

Preheat oven to 350°.

Season the duck breasts generously with salt and pepper.

Sear duck breasts, skin side down, in an oven-proof pan over medium-high heat until nearly crisp. Carefully turn and place pan in the oven until meat is just firm or reads 130° on a meat thermometer. Remove to a carving board and loosely tent with foil.

In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat until foam subsides. Add porcini, shallots, celery, carrot, thyme and bay leaves and sauté until porcini begin to color. Deglaze the pan with sherry vinegar, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon a generous bed of porcini onto six warm plates, then fan sliced duck breast over porcini. Finish with sea salt and a sprig of thyme.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Every bottle of Jordan is crafted with food in mind. The elegant balance between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol found in our Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon make them versatile for a variety of food & wine pairings. We’ve selected a few vintages that we believe will complement or contrast flavors in this recipe perfectly.