If the thought of eating another honey-baked ham makes you cringe, try this duck recipe. Though duck can be fattening, using spices such as curry, red pepper, and cilantro, instead of oil, keeps you within your dietary guidelines. The spicy duck balances the tart dried cranberries, which lower bad cholesterol, and gives the couscous a needed kick.


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4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces duck, 3/4 cup couscous, 1 tablespoon chutney, and 1 tablespoon cilantro)


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  • Prepare grill; set to medium heat.

  • Combine curry, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon curry powder mixture for cranberry mixture. Rub meat side of breast with remaining curry powder mixture.

  • Place duck on grill rack, skin sides up. Cook 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness; remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.

  • Bring cranberries and broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in reserved curry powder mixture and couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Spoon couscous mixture onto plates.

  • Carefully remove skin from all breasts; cut each breast in half. Then cut each breast half into 1/2-inch-thick slices and arrange them on top of couscous mixture. Serve with chutney; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

548 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 17.3g; saturated fat 6.3g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 42.3g; carbohydrates 52.3g; fiber 4.3g; cholesterol 132mg; iron 5.2mg; sodium 604mg; calcium 43mg.