Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR
Yield
Serves : 4
© Anna Williams

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large skillet, toast the coriander seeds over moderately high heat, shaking the pan, until fragrant, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder and let cool completely. Grind to a powder.

Step 2    

Score the duck skin in a cross-hatch pattern; season with salt and pepper. Heat the skillet. Add the duck, skin side down, and cook over moderate heat until the skin is browned and crisp, 5 minutes. Turn the breasts skin side up and sprinkle with the ground coriander. Cook until medium-rare, 4 minutes longer. Transfer the duck to a carving board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the duck crosswise and serve with Grandma's Crushed Potatoes.

Suggested Pairing

Rajat Parr's many wine-scouting trips to Burgundy have had a profound effect on his cooking. With this French-inspired pan-seared duck, he pours an American take on a classic French grape, a juicy Pinot Noir.

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