Pan-fried Honey Orange Duck

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
4 duck breasts
Ground cumin
Ground white pepper

For the sauce:

1 tbsp olive oil
3cm peeled fresh ginger, cut into chopsticks
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 star anise
Zest of 1 orange

1. Score the duck skin in a diamond pattern.

2. Season the underside of the breast with salt, cumin and pepper.

3. Heat a frying pan and fry the duck breasts skin side down very slowly until the fat has cooked out of the skin , keep draining the fat off, and keep it to roast potatoes.

4. When the skin is crisp and golden turn the breast over and sear the underside. Fry for another 2 minutes.

5. Remove from the pan and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

For the sauce:

1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the ginger and gently fry for 30 seconds while stirring.

2. Stir in the garlic, honey, soy sauce, sugar and cook stirring for 1 minutes.

3. Add orange juice and star anise and simmer for 3 minutes.

4. Once the sauce looks syrupy stir in the orange zest and sesame oil, remove from the heat.

5. Slice the breast and arrange onto a plate, spoon over the sauce. Serve with Noodles and steam-fried greens.

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