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Recipe for duck breasts please

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JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 20:47:49

My mum bought us some duck breasts last week and we can't decide what to do with them.
Oh, and DH does not do veg.
ta muchly

abra1d Wed 04-Nov-09 20:52:36

Try frying them in olive oil. When they're almost done, but still just a bit pink, add a dash of brandy or red wine, or both, then a bit of English mustard. Reduce down the liquid (take the breasts out if you're worried they're overcooking and keep them warm), add a teaspoon of honey and then some creme fraiche before serving.

Nice with saute potatoes or mini roast pots. That is, small cubes of potato roasted in olive oil with rosemary/thyme/oregano.

Although your husband doesn't like vegs, this goes very well on a bed of watercress, just dressed in a vinaigrette.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:07:44

Nice abra1d, have read that to DH and he is drooling.
Normally I would stir fry or do with a plum sauce but fancied somethign different as girls will be sleeping after party food!

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 21:10:56

I was given a Saturday Kitchen recipe book and there's a lovely recipe in there for duck with redcurrant and wine sauce that I've done a few times. Can let you know recipe if you think dh might like it.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:30:06

Thanks display, but redcurrants are a nogo unfortunately (boring fuckergrin)

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 22:08:44


abra1d Thu 05-Nov-09 11:49:06

I think you need to send that husband of yours on here so we can (gently) indoctrinate him about vegs. and various berries. grin

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Thu 05-Nov-09 19:56:19

I've tried, I have got him eating tomato, apples, strawberries and spinach after 14 years of us being together. (Never mind about the carrots, courgettes and peppers I hide in his food along with the DD@s...)
but after 18 years of his mother's veg destroying cooking habits I can't blame him reallywink

abra1d Fri 06-Nov-09 08:33:55

Did she boil 'em to death? Enough to put anyone off.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Fri 06-Nov-09 16:02:05

Yup. and back again.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Fri 06-Nov-09 21:08:58

Oh. Oh.
Thats was sooo nice.
DH couldn't speak he was so in love with his food.
And I did them with sauteed new potatoes on a bed of wild rocket (as I prefer that to watercress) and he ate the big handful I put on his plate. Didn't put vinagreitte on, I just sliced the duck (as one was about twice the size of the other) , lay it on top and spooned the sauce over.

It was so good. We are plotting when we can have it again!

Thanks abraid!

abra1d Fri 06-Nov-09 21:16:36

Glad you liked it. (Well done about the rocket, btw.)

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