Duck Breast on an Orange Spiced Leek and Sweet Potato Puree - Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
Score the skin of 2 duck breast and pan fry the breast skin side down for 5- 8 minutes until the fat
starts to run out. Flip them and cook in the oven for 15 minutes with the skin side up.
To prepare the puree: Simmer sweet potatoes, that you have peeled and cut into large dice for 15 minutes
until they just beginning to soften. Drain and mash to make a rough puree with a potato masher.
Prepare 1 pound of leeks, trimmed and sliced into 1" rounds.
Trim and slice leeks into 1" rounds. Peel and grate the ginger root.
Heat olive oil in a saucepan and fry the fresh root ginger with the orange zest and juice, crushed
garlic and a pinch of cloves cook for 1 - 2 minutes without browning.
Add the sweet potato mixture and leeks and then sauté. Season with salt and pepper.