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Duck with Cherry and Cider.

By ElleJohnson (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 2
Beautiful and delicious crispy skin duck with sweet and sour sauce, the cider worked really well.
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Ingredients

For the Duck.

  • 1kg duck crown, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 thickly sliced onion
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 star anise

For the Sauce.

  • 1kg duck crown, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 thickly sliced onion
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2tbsp cherry jam
  • 250ml cider
  • Salt/pepper

Method

  • STEP 1
    In a deep roast tin, put in the duck crown, onion, garlic, cinnamon and star anise. Roast in 200c fan forced oven for 1 hour. Leave to cool.
  • STEP 2
    In a saucepan, with 1tbsp of vegetable oil, fry the onion with garlic and salt/pepper. Cook, stirring, until the onions have softened, add cherry jam and cider. Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • STEP 3
    Carve the duck breasts. Pan fry the breasts, skin side down, for a couple of minutes until the skin is crispy. Serve with the reduced sauce and rice.

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