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Five spice duck breasts with honey and soy

Posted: June 4, 2017 by nietize in Duck
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2 small duck breast
4 tsp five-spice
2 tbsp clear honey
6 tbsp soy sauce

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

With a sharp knife, score the fat of the duck into a cross-hatch pattern

Sprinkle the five-spice powder onto the skin of the duck breasts and rub it into the fat well. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Heat a heavy-based ovenproof frying pan. Don’t add oil. Place the duck breasts skin-side down in the hot pan. Season the other side with five-spice powder and salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook until most of the fat has run out into the pan and the skin has a golden colour (about three minutes).

Turn the duck breasts over and cook the other side for a minute or so.

Place the duck breasts in the oven for 3-5 minutes to finish.

To make the sauce, warm the honey and soy sauce together in a small pan. Bring up to boiling point and let it bubble for a minute or two to reduce. Take off the heat and allow to cool. The sauce should have a syrup-like consistency.

Remove the cooked duck breasts from the oven and leave to rest in a warm place.

Slice the duck breasts into strips. Drizzle over the honey and soy sauce, and serve