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VIDEO: Duck Breast Pastry Pockets

Who will you make these elegant duck pastry pockets for? 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole duck breast
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 3-4 slices ham
  • 3-4  tbsp raspberry jam
  • 3- 4 slices Muenster cheese

Method

  1. Fry the duck breast in a pan until medium rare (or your preference) and browned on the outside.
  2. Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, and layer the ham slices  in the middle.
  3. Spread the raspberry jam over the ham slices, and follow with the Muenster cheese, and the duck breast.
  4. Moisten the sides of the pastry with water, then fold to enclose the duck. 
  5. Brush the pastry with the egg yolk, then score lightly with a knife. 
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 464°F (until the cheese is melted and the pastry is golden brown)
  7. Serve, and enjoy! 

Top rated Easy dinners for two recipes

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Lamb, mint, fig, asparagus, forbidden rice, and wine; what could be more sexy and romantic? This romantic meal can

  • Forbidden Rice:
  • 5 spring green onions
  • 1 cup black forbidden rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon grass herb blend (tubes in produce section)
  • 4 dried Black Mission Figs, remove tough stem, chop in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons merlot pinot
  • 1/3 cup fig preserves
  • 1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar (this is too much)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (plus ½ T)
  • 2 tablespoons green mint jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Lamb:
  • a American Lamb racks, frenched (8 ribs)
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil
  • Grilled Asparagus:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic olive oil
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
4.4/5 (46 Votes)

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Lady and the Tramp based. Simple but romantic dinner

  • 2 (30 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles
2.8/5 (9 Votes)

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