This is Magret a la D'Artagnan, tender duck breasts cooked in under 20 minutes in a hot skillet, punctuated with shallot, wine, salt and pepper and a special sauce. These will truly melt in your mouth.
We are so grateful to Ariane Daguin, founder of D'Artagnan, for sharing the recipe with "Savoring" for NJ shore Sandy recovery.
A visit to D'Artagnan's website, www.dartagnan.com, is highly encouraged. As it points out, "At the vanguard of the farm-to-table movement, today D’Artagnan is the leading purveyor of organic poultry, game, foie gras, pâtés, sausages, smoked delicacies, and wild mushrooms to the nation."
The page on the chefs that D'Artagnan works with is a Who's Who of many of the most notable in America as well as Daguin's father, French chef extraordinaire André Daguin. Another bonus is that D'Artagnan products, including their special sauce, may be purchased online at the site.
You may also wish to check for D'Artagnan products in the butcher section of your supermarket. We did and are happy to report that our local Shop Rite supermarket where we live during the week in north Jersey now carries D'Artagnan duck breasts and Duck and Veal Demi-Glace. Fast food now has a new definition at our house!
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