Roasted Duck

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1 large duck breast, skin side scored

1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoon olive oil/canola blend

3 slices of 9-grain whole wheat bread (toasted)

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2-3 slices crispy bacon-drizzled with ½ tablespoon honey

2-3 slices tomato

1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise + 1 garlic clove, minced

2 slices low-fat Swiss cheese

1 tablespoon ready made pepper jelly or cranberry relish

½ handful baby arugula or mix greens


1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees, season duck with salt, pepper, and cinnamon

2.     Add oil skillet on medium-high heat, sear duck on both sides, about 1 minute on each side transfer to oven for 10 minutes or until desired doneness

3.     Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice

4.     Build duck club on 3 slices of toasted whole wheat bread to your liking

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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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