duck breast with fresh plum sauce


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duck breast with fresh plum sauce

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Ingredients (9)

  • 2 70z duck breasts
  • 1 tbls gran sugar
  • 1 dsp salt
  • 5fl oz red wine
  • 5floz syrupde cassis or ribena
  • 3tbls water 4 plums stoned and halved
  • 2 star anise
  • half chicken stock cube
  • season to taste


from my daughter years ago, she can`t remember giving it to me!i have changed it slightlythe sugar and salt really tenderizes it , we run a b/b in kent uk and my guests really love it


  1. 1

score skin only of duck

  1. 1mix sugar and salt together and spread all over duck put in dish cover with cling filmand refrigerate for min 4 hrs max 24
  2. 2in meantime put rest ingrediants in small pan bring to boil simmer for 15mins then add plums and carry on cooking till they are tender
  3. 3thoughly wash duck breasts and dry with kitchen paper heat a heavy fryingpan till really hot, brown duck breasts on both sides then turn down heat turning now and again for about 15 mins should be pink inside put on a board to carve
  4. 4heat sauce remove star anis pour off fat put residue in sauce
  5. 5slice duck diagonaly arrang eon top of a pile of mashed potato mixed with sauteed leek surrounded by some of the plum sauce
  6. 6any extra sauce keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks or you can freeze it
  7. 7you can use rhubarb in stead of plum equally delicious
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