Roasted Duck Breast with Plum Sauce Recipe
Celebrate the spirit of love with this amazing Roasted Duck Breast with Plum Sauce recipe on Valentine’s Day or any other special day of your life. This is a truly delicious dish that you can easily prepare for your partner. Roasted duck breast itself works as an aphrodisiac. Like it is said that the way to a man’s heart goes through the stomach, what a better way to impress your partner than this duck breast recipe. It’s an easy yet elegant recipe that can be made for Valentine’s Day dinner and you can enjoy it with red wine. So, how about planning the dinner for your partner with this delicious duck breast recipe?
How to make Roasted Duck Breast with Plum Sauce
Step 1 Fry shallot for 5 minutes
To make this delicious dish, cut the plums into halves and finely chop the shallot. Put a pan over medium flame and heat oil in it. Add chopped shallot in the oil and saute for 5 minutes.
Step 2 Cook shallot and plums in chicken stock
In the frying shallot, add the halved plums, chicken stock, and sugar. Stir to mix well all the ingredients and cook for a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
Step 3 Finish the Plum sauce with red wine
When the mixture thickens, add the red wine to the pan. Stir to mix well and simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened and slightly thickened. The Plum sauce is ready now, turn off the flame and let it cool at room temperature.
Step 4 For the Duck breast
Take two duck breasts and score their skin with a sharp knife and season well with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 5 Fry the duck breasts in butter
Put a non-stick frying pan over medium flame and add butter in it. Let it melt and then add thyme and star anise to it. Now, place the duck breasts in the pan with the skin-side down. Fry the duck breasts for 6-7 minutes, then flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Baste the duck breasts with the juices and turn off the flame.
Step 6 Roast the duck breasts at 180 degrees C for 10-12 minutes
Heat an oven at 180 degrees C, place the duck breasts into a small roasting tin and roast them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until done. Once done, baste the duck breasts again with the juices, then set them aside to rest for 5 minutes.
Step 7 Serve hot with plum sauce
To serve, thinly slice each duck breast on a chopping board. Arrange each on a serving plate along with plum sauce drizzled over the duck breast slices. (Optional: You can also add sliced beetroot on the side.)