For special occasions I like to make a special meal. Duck comes to mind. This Roasted Duck Breast with Mango Relish is perfect!
I am loving the Ataulfo mangoes that are easy to source in the market these days. They ripen nicely and blend their flavor with many other foods.
Roasted Duck Breast with Mango Relish
I was making this mango relish with the mangoes and orange juice, but there was not enough. I happened to have cooked butternut squash in the refrigerator (which I usually have) and thought it would go well with the mango.
I thought correctly! It added substance and texture and along with the ginger and other seasoning it was fantastic! Let me know how you like it!
When you buy the duck breasts, make sure they have the fatty layer. This is critical to making the duck savory and succulent! I ordered duck breast from a few reputable suppliers, but was so disappointed to find that the fat had been removed. So be sure to check for this.
An alternative dipping sauce is simply the fat left in the pan. It is delicious and is a healthy fat. If you don’t use up all the fat for dipping, pass it through a coffee filter into a small jar and keep for some other cooking use.
Nutrition Profile of Mango
Mangos contain many nutrients – notably vitamins A and C, folate, choline and potassium. They also contain a very nice omega 3 to 6 ratio and some fiber.
As with most fruits, they do have a rather high amount of sugars, but when paired with fat it becomes balanced – and there is plenty of fat in this recipe!