Duck with Berry Sauce

Pretty Sweet Duck with Berry Sauce

This Sweet Duck with Berry Sauce recipe is not only good looking but also really sweet and tasty. Here’s an easy to follow recipe for you.

Pretty Sweet Duck with Berry Sauce


1 teaspoon Sunflower oil
Boneless duck breasts 4 x 6 oz
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce:

1 Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Freshly chopped mint
1/2 teaspoon Soft light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoon Redcurrant jelly
2 tablespoon Dried cranberries or cherries
5 oz Fresh or frozen mixed berries
Juice of 1 orange
Sprigs of fresh mint, to garnish

To serve:

Freshly cooked potatoes
Freshly cooked green beans

Remove the skins from the duck breasts and season with a little salt and pepper. Brush a griddle pan with the oil, then heat on the stove until smoking hot.

Place the duck, skinned-side down in the pan. Cook over a medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until well browned. Turn the duck and cook for 2 minutes. Lower the heat and cook for a further 5-8 minutes, or until cooked, but still slightly pink in the center. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

While the duck is cooking, make the sauce. Put the orange juice, bay leaf redcurrant jelly, fresh or frozen and dried berries and sugar in a small griddle pan. Add any juices left in the griddle pan to the small pan. Slowly bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 4-5 minutes, until the fruit is soft.

Remove the bay leaf, stir in the vinegar and chopped mint and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Slice the duck breasts on the diagonal and arrange on serving plates. Spoon over the berry sauce and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve immediately with the potatoes and green beans.

* Serves 4.

Cooking Tip:
Scald the duck by pouring boiling water over it to drain off excess fat and make the skin extra crispy.

Duck with Berry Sauce photo

Photo by avlxyz