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       Title:  Duck Miramonte
  Categories: Poultry, Game, Masterchefs, Frisco, Tmr
       Yield: 4 servings
  
 ------------------------------------DUCK------------------------------------
       4 ea Breasts, duck                            Salt
       2 oz Butter                                   Pepper
            Watercress                    
 
 ---------------------------------WINE SAUCE---------------------------------
       6 oz Butter                          1 1/2 c  Stock, duck, jellied ** OR
       5 ea Shallots, chopped               1 1/2 c  Demi-glaze, duck **
       1 ts Peppercorns, cracked                2 md Tomatoes, seeded, chopped
       5 oz Cepes, dry,                              -- (opt)
       2 c  Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon      
 
 --------------------------------BONE MARROW--------------------------------
       7 oz Marrow, bone, chopped                    Salt
 
 ----------------------------------SPINACH----------------------------------
       1 bn Spinach                             1 pn Nutmeg
       2 oz Butter                                   Salt
       3 ea Garlic, cloves                           Pepper
  
        ** See recipe for Duck Stock and / or Duck Demi-glaze.
   
   Duck:
   =====
   
        Preheat your oven to 450 F.
   
        Bone the duck, reserving any unused parts for the stock.  Trim
   the breasts, salt and pepper well.  Add the trimming to the other
   bones and such reserved for stock.
   
        In a saute pan, heat the butter over medium heat.  Place the
   breasts in the pan, skin side down, to melt the fat between the skin
   and the meat.  (About one or two minutes.) Increase the heat to high,
   and brown lightly.  Place the pan of breasts in the oven and cook for
   8 minutes.
   
   Wine Sauce:
   ===========
   
        In a copper pan, melt 4 ounces of butter and add the shallots and
   peppercorns.  Cook briefly ( 1 to 2 minutes).
   
        Add cepes and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Reduce slightly.
   
        Add duck stock or demi-glace and tomatoes, if desired.  Cook 20 -
   30 minutes over medium heat.
   
        Add butter if desired, whip, and reserve.
   
   Bone Marrow:
   ============
   
        Fill a sauce pan with water, add a touch of salt, then bring the
   salted water to a boil.  Add marrow and cook for about 5 minutes.
   Reserve.
   
   Spinach:
   ========
   
        Blanch the spinach in hot, salted water, then press slightly to
   dry.
   
        In a saute pan, heat the butter until brown (beurre rosette -
   hazelnut in color).  Add spinach, then nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Cook
   for about 20 seconds (spinach should have just started to wilt).
   Drain and reserve.
   
   To serve:
   =========
   
        Spoon the wine sauce into a pool on the serving plate.  Add bone
   marrow to the sauce.  Trim any bone from the duck breasts and place
   the breasts skin side down on a cutting surface and slice very thin.
   
        Fan the duck slices out on the serving plate in the sauce, and
   garnish with watercress and spinach in a side dish.
   
        Source: Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984
        Chef:   Udo Nechutnys, The Miramonte Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
  
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