Roasted duck breast with plum sauce

This easy yet impressive recipe makes a stylish main course for a special occasion

To serve, thinly slice each duck breast on a chopping board. Arrange on each plate along with a spoon of the Creamed potatoes, some of the plum sauce and the Buttered spinach.

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Cooking time: 20 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1 thyme ThymeThis popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint… sprig
  • 1 star anise Star anise star an-eeseStar anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…
  • 25g butter Butter butt-errButter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
  • 1 shallot Shallot shal-lotRelated to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at… , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oylProbably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
  • 250g dark red plums Plum pl-umThe juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet… , halved, stoned and cut into small wedges
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 50ml red wine
  • 300ml beef stock

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