Valentine's Day is coming up quick and if you are anything like me you don't have a restaurant reservation made. For me it's partially laziness, but mostly it's more like I'd rather cook a fancy dinner at home and have some privacy with my boyfriend rather than be in a restaurant (though nothing is wrong with that - it is just my personal preference!). So if you are where I am, you're probably wondering what the hell you should make for you and your significant other this Valentine's Day. Or maybe you are single and want to have a friend date, roommate date, whatever. Either way, it's a time to get fancy.
We all want to get fancy without breaking the bank. The only splurge in this is the duck breast, which will cost somewhere around $10-15. Even then it still beats the cost of a fancy restaurant dinner! A few simple ingredients made the right way will impress whoever you are cooking for this Saturday and really set the mood right.
I know fancier food can be intimidating, but I promise you there is nothing to be afraid of. This is a great recipe to impress the people you know and no one but you needs to know how easy it is to make (unless you want them to, of course). The grapefruit totally breaks down and creates this beautiful sauce-y reduction that compliments the duck. And the bed of baby kale has the perfect amount of bitter leafy green taste to contrast the sweet and savory reduction.
So if you don't know what to make yet, I highly suggest you go out and buy these ingredients for this weekend's big date - you'll be so happy and in love with yourself for doing so.
Seared Duck Breast Salad with Grapefruit Onion Reduction
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
You Will Need:
What are your Valentine's Day plans?
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