• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: 2
  • Serves: 4
Duck with Spiced Plum Sauce - Sweetened with Sugarly

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6.

2. First make the plum sauce. Add the plums, ginger and chillies to a pan then sprinkle in the Canderel Sugarly.

3. Stir, then bring to a gentle simmer and then cook on a low heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the plums are completely soft.

4. Put to one side and allow to cool for 5 minutes then add to a food processor and whiz until smooth. Return the sauce to the pan and heat for a further few minutes until it begins to thicken. Then put to one side and keep warm.

5. Make 3 slashes across the duck breasts to score, then season with a pinch of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper rubbing it into the cuts.

6. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan until really hot then add the duck breasts, skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes.

7. Then turn the duck breasts over, add a tbsp of the sauce and cook the other side for a further 3 minutes, spooning over the sauce.

8. Using tongs, lift the duck breasts from the pan, and sit them in a roasting tin and put in the oven to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or cooked to your liking.

9. Remove and leave to rest for 5 minutes then slice and remove skin and serve on top of watercress with the sauce spooned over.

Tip: Prepare the sauce ahead; it will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days, reheat when needed.

175 kcals per serving

Ingredients

2 duck breasts
450 g plums (stones and roughly chopped)
20 g knob of fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
2 red chillies (de-seeded and finely diced)
75 g Canderel Sugarly
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
200 g fresh watercress

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