A simple and delicious duck breast recipe, a great dinner recipe full of protein!
Prep & Season: Trim duck breasts from excess fat. Score the skin of the duck breast , without going all the way through to the meat, every 1/2 inch. Season both sides of the the duck breast with salt & pepper.
Preheat cast iron skillet on low to medium heat.
Sear the Duck Breast: Place duck breasts, skin side down onto the skillet and let the skin get golden in color and crispy. Turn the meat over and sear for 30 seconds on the other side.
Bake the Duck Breast: Flip back to skin side down and transfer the skillet to 400F oven, for 4-6 minutes for medium-rare, 6-8 minutes for medium.
Let Rest & Serve: Remove from the oven and let sit for 4-5 minutes, allowing the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Cut into 4-5 slices and serve right away.