Romantic and Healthy Dinner for Two – Pomegranate Roasted Duck

January 23, 2014

Healthy Roasted Duck Recipe - Photo from EatingWell.comThis month is all about romance. Instead of going out for your usual fat and carb-filled Valentine’s Day dinner, try cooking at home instead! It’ll give you the opportunity to cook something just as delicious as the usual restaurant food, but a lot healthier! Try this romantic and healthy dinner for two, Pomegranate Duck recipe that we found on EatingWell.com. It is sure to impress, won’t take you all day to make, and at 272 calories a serving, will keep you on the right track for your New Year’s resolution.

Makes: 2 servings
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless duck breast
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small shall, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Sprinkle duck with salt. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the duck and cook until browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the duck to a small baking dish and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 150°F, 8 to 12 minutes for medium, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. While the duck is roasting, return the pan to medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add pomegranate juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves. Add to the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. When the duck has finished resting, pour any accumulated juices into the sauce and stir to combine.
  4. Thinly slice the duck; serve topped with the pomegranate sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving:

Per serving: 272 calories, 10 g fat, 22 g carbohydrates

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