Duck with oriental passion fruit & orange sauce

Duck with oriental passion fruit & orange sauce

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins - 40 mins

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Serves 2
A perfect treat for two

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled


  • kcal509
  • fat38g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre0g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.69g
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  • 2 duck breast fillets, with skin on
  • 2 passion fruit
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • juice of 2 oranges



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  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

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  • rocket salad and wild rice, to serve


  1. Use a sharp knife to score the fatty skin on the duck breasts in a diamond pattern – this helps the fat to drain off. Set aside. Halve the passion fruit, scoop out the pulp into a small bowl and reserve.

  2. Heat the oil to a medium heat in a frying pan and cook the duck breasts, skin side down, for 5- 6 minutes until the skin is golden. Turn them over and cook for 6-7 minutes until tender. Take care, as the fat has a tendency to spit.

  3. Put the duck aside on 2 warm plates and keep warm. Drain off all but 1 tbsp of duck fat and cook the garlic until it is just starting to turn golden – no more or it will burn and taste bitter. Stir in the passion fruit pulp, orange juice, sugar and soy sauce. Bring to the boil, and let it bubble away until reduced by two-thirds, about 7-10 minutes. Season, then pour in any of the tasty juices from the duck.

  4. Pass the sauce through a sieve, then pick out a few of the little black pips and add them to the sauce for decoration and crunch. Spoon a little sauce around each duck breast and serve with a simple rocket salad and some boiled white and wild rice.

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Comments (17)

fayewakefield's picture

My favourite duck dish- love the sauce. So tasty

twizzle2424's picture

made with just oranges. luvly,well impressed

robinhuw's picture

The sauce turned out acrid and almost unedible. I must of gone wrong somewhere with the orange or passion fruit

emsmith's picture

Forgot to mention...I agree with the comments about the cooking time. I like my duck rare but even so I felt it needed a good three or four minutes more than stated in the recipe.

emsmith's picture

I was somewhat apprehensive about this recipe right until the moment I plated it up. I just couldn't get my head around the flavour combination. I'm glad I suspended disbelief, though, because my husband and I cleared our plates in record time. Divine! The passionfruit/orange/soy reduction was a perfect partner to the duck and was just the right balance of fruity, sweet and sour. Will definitely be making it again. Served with wild rice (as suggested) and some spring green stir-fried in sesame oil with some sesame seeds stirred through for good measure. Yum!

magsi7's picture

Delicious! I love passion fruit and duck so just had to try it. I was surprised to agree with comments about the cooking time being too short - I like my duck pink but it was just too rare. It might just be my hob, but next time I'd add about three minutes to the total cooking time.

willstorm's picture

Delicious! Made this for Valentines day last year... was perfect and went down really well; so well that I've made it again for our anniversary.

simoneserpa's picture

Absolutely delicious duck and sauce, and very easy to make. Used 3 duck breast for 4 people and it was more than enough. Replaced the rice with boiled potatoes and muscovado with white sugar and it worked really well. 3 passion fruit and 3 oranges enough for the sauce for 4.
A favorite!

josephina86's picture

I did this with a crown of duck, roasting the duck for an hour and letting it rest for ten minutes whilst I made the sauce. Turned out very nice, plate licking worthy!

foodfreckles's picture

couldn't get passion fuit so used a bit more orange juice & it tasted lovely.

Popped duck breasts into oven to finish off while made sauce as we don't like it too pink.

nitwit's picture

Beautiful sauce! Duck wasn't completely cooked to the time stated so finished it off in the oven 'to keep warm'. Came out lovely. Did stir fry noodles & veg, worked well. Recon the sauce would be great for crepes suzettes!

karenowen40's picture

very simple to make. duck was delicious, sauce equally as good. will definatley make it again.

gem090383's picture

This was lovely, although i had to put the duck back on the hob for another min or two as when i took the skin off it was almost rare! i don't mind it pink but at least a little bit cooked! nice as a treat, would make again.

ruby07's picture

Great Dish, authentic in taste...and the duck was perfect.
Definately make this again....

hayleygrice's picture

Looked good and worked well. Made it for one and should have listened to the advice in the tip above - it reduced really quickly so wasn't really much "sauce" left to push through the sieve! Also overcooked the duck at the times stated above, would probably reduce by one min each.

lynette02's picture

initially the smell of the passion fruit was quite off putting but the end product was fantastic a lovely dish for a a special night for 2.

7733300's picture

The flavours in this recipe work really well together. If I was served it in a posh restaurant I would be complementing the chef afterwards!!! - Recommended!!!

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