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Orange-glazed duck with duck-fat fondant potatoes

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  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Flying solo for dinner and want something special? While easy to make, this one-pan dish of duck with potatoes, veg and sauce also has a sense of occasion

Nutrition: Per serving
high infibre8g


  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small duck breast (200g)
  • 2 medium Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut so they have flat sides
  • 2 wedges of white or pointed cabbage
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1⁄2 orange, clementine or satsuma, juiced
  • 50ml chicken stock


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat. Season the duck and lay it skin-side down on one side of the pan, then add the potatoes on the other side of the pan. Cook for 10 mins, but lower the heat if the duck skin is browning too quickly – it should be golden along with one side of the potatoes. Remove the duck to a plate, then turn the potatoes. Add the cabbage wedges to the pan, then put in the oven for 10 mins or until the cabbage is slightly wilting.

  • STEP 2

    Carefully remove the pan from the oven. Turn the cabbage, then return the duck to the pan, skin-side up. Put back in the oven for 8 mins for pink meat, or 10 mins if you prefer the duck well done.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the cabbage and potatoes from the pan and keep warm in a low oven. Put the pan with the duck back on the hob over a high heat. Drizzle with the honey and pour over the citrus juice. Bubble the liquid down to a sticky glaze for about 2-3 mins so it coats the duck, then spoon the glaze over. Remove the duck to a plate. Pour the stock into the pan, bring back to the boil and leave to bubble for 3-4 mins to create a syrupy sauce, adding any juices from the plate. Carve the duck into thick slices and arrange on a warm plate with the potatoes and cabbage. Pour over the sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2021

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