Roast Duck Breast with Red Wine and Citrus


4 duck breasts, about 150g to 200g each
rosemary sprigs or leaves

1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
250ml dry red wine
250ml chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped sage leaves
grated zest and juice of an orange
grated zest and juice of a lemon
1 tablespoon honey
salt and freshly ground black pepper

wedges of orange and lemon
Rocket or watercress

roasted potato chunks

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Score the fat of the duck with a sharp knife in a criss-cross fashion. Place in a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat, skin-side down, to brown slowly and render the fat. Pour off the fat as it accumulates in the pan. Turn up the heat and cook the duck on the meat side for 1 minute. Remove to a roasting tray, tucking a sprig of rosemary under each breast.

To make the sauce, very gently cook the onion in the heated olive oil until softened and golden brown. Add the wine and reduce by two thirds. Add the stock and reduce by half. Remove the onion and discard. Add the sage, citrus zests, juices and honey and simmer for 5 minutes. Add a twist of black pepper and check the seasoning.

Pour the sauce over the duck and roast for 7-10 minutes. Allow to rest before serving, garnished with citrus wedges and rocket or watercress.

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