Duck Breasts with Sweet & Sour Rhubarb
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A Mark Hix Recipe: Duck Breasts with Sweet & Sour Rhubarb


Cut the rhubarb into batons, roughly 6-7cm x 1⁄2cm wide. Season the duck breasts, heat a heavy frying pan and cook the breast with the skin down for about 5 minutes on a medium heat, pouring off any fat as it’s cooking, which you can save for roast potatoes. Turn the breasts over and cook for another 4-5 minutes, keeping them nice and pink.

Meanwhile, heat the vinegar in a wide pan with the sugar and a tablespoon of water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the rhubarb and butter and simmer for 30 seconds with a lid on, then remove the rhubarb with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.

Continue simmering the liquid until you have just a couple of tablespoons; then mix with the rhubarb and remove from the heat.

To serve, cut the duck breasts into 7 or 8 slices, vertically, and arrange on warmed serving plates.

Spoon the rhubarb and syrup on top.

Serve with Tracklements Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce.


4 duck breasts weighing about 160-200g each
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Tracklements Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce
150-200g rhubarb
2tbsp cider vinegar
2tbsp granulated sugar
A couple of good knobs of butter

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