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Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

Hey all,

I got some plump babary duck breasts in Migros the other day.

I know there are tons of recipes on the internet but was hoping someone would have some tried and trusted recipes for me to try out.

Many thanks

p.s. I'm a big fan of Asian food - any Asian duck recipes would be appreciated.
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

Not Asian - and in German:

http://www.edeka-rezepte.de/html/rez...&rezept=186045
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Old 29.04.2011, 14:46
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

I've used, and can recommend, this recipe.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...chinese.recipe
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

Go to an Asian store and buy some star anise and plum sauce.

Score the fat on the duck breast a few times and put some salt in the cuts.

Add oil (not olive oil) to a roasting tray and put in oven. Bring oven (with tray/oil) up to temperature - 200 deg.

Add duck breasts fat side down into hot oil. Sizzly fun! Put back in oven for 5 minutes. Take out and cover in the plum sauce and sprinkle star annise around. Put back in oven for about 10 minutes or until done to your liking. Take out and let cool for 5 minutes.
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

Or....heat a pot of water to 80C, wrap duck breasts in cling film well and tightly and cook sous vide for an hour. You can add star anise, plum sauce, ginger and dark soy sauce to the duck breasts within the cling film too. After that, wipe the duck clean, score the fat all the way through in a tight criss cross pattern and press down on smoking hot light oil (groundnut or rape seed preferably). Serve with giant french crepes batter-flavoured with streaks of plum sauce and sliced vertically to look like taglialini. OK, I just made that up but try it and report back
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

Besides star anise, duck goes very well with the Chinese 5 spice (wuxiang) which you can easily obtain from the Asian supermarkets here.

What you need:
1. spring onion: 1 or 2 stalks
2. wuxiang
3. soya sauce (ratio to honey is 2:1)
4. honey
5. egg noodles (again, Lien Hwa supermarket has them)
6. vegetable oil
7. chicken stock
8. Seasame oil
9. cucumber

- Slash the skin of the duck breasts horizontally and rub the wuxiang into the skin.
- Leave it for a couple of hours for it to settle.
- Low heat and saute the duck breasts in veg oil, with skin side down for approx 8 minutes or until the fat renders out.
- Take out the fat and turn the heat up to crisp the skin/use the grill.
- Add soya sauce and honey and cook further 3-4 minutes over medium heat. You want the duck to be pink and not overcooked.

The noodles:
- Boil the egg noodles in chicken stock (add spring onion and pepper) till soft. Drain it
- Meanwhile, prepare 1 tsp of seasame oil (for the fragrance) and 1 table spoon of soya sauce on plate. If you find it too salty, balance it out with a bit of sugar. It depends on personal taste.
- Add drained noodles on top of plate, mix it well.

Serve noodles with duck and slices of cucumber (and sambal belacan if you'e up for it). En guete.
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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

We found 2 duck breasts with 50% off at Coop just before Easter. I looked up recipes online and tried one. I cut into the skin of the breast so it cooked faster and the fat goes away.

I marinated the duck in soy sauce, grated ginger and honey for a few minutes and then cooked it in a hot flat bottomed grill pan, skin side down, until cooked halfway through and then turned it and cooked until done. I put the leftover sauce and cooked that with the duck and then served with plain rice.

Surprisingly, my kids were the biggest fans

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Re: Duck Breasts ... recipes needed please

I ended up making a recipe sent to me from a friend. Bobby Flay's duck breasts with a Ginger Chilli Glaze, only beacuse I had all the ingredients at home. Turned out excellent. Really Really Nice. The hint of spice and sweetness really set it off. Served it on a salad of greens with slices of the breast. Thank you all for your recipes, hope to try'em out soon.

Recipe follows:


Asian-Spiced Duck Breasts with Ginger-Chili Glaze

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay
Prep Time: 20 min
Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Level: Easy
Serves:4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
4 duck breasts, trimmed of excess fat
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Asian Spice Rub, recipe follows
Ginger-Garlic-Chile Glaze, recipe follows
1 bunch green onions, grilled
Flour tortillas, grilled or warmed through
Directions
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- Score the skin-side of the duck with a knife in a lattice pattern, being sure not to cut through to the flesh.
- Season each breast with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Rub the skin side of each breast with a few tablespoons of the rub and place on the grill, rub side down, and
grill until slightly charred and the skin begins to get crispy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Turn the breasts over, brush with some of the glaze and continue grill to medium-rare doneness, another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove the duck from the grill and brush with more of the glaze.
- Let rest for 5 minutes then slice 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal.
- Place the grilled green onions on a platter and top with the sliced duck breast. Serve with warm tortillas.
Asian Spice Rub:
2 tablespoons Spanish paprika
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ground star anise
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Ginger-Garlic-Chili Glaze:
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 tablespoons hot Asian chili paste, (recommended: Sambal Oelek)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce



- Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add ginger and garlic and cook until soft.
- Add the chili paste and cook for 1 minute.
- Whisk in the honey and soy and cook until just combined and the honey has melted.
- Let cool before using.
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