Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pan fried duck with blackberry sauce

Antony Worrall Thompson - BBC Food

Just in case anyone is tempted . . .

½ duck breast
55g/2oz blackberries
2 tsp icing sugar
½ glass red wine
knob of butter
To serve
handful of blackberries

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
2. Heat a small non-stick frying pan until hot and cook the duck skin-side down for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.
3. Place the blackberries and icing sugar into a mini blender and blend until smooth. Pass through a sieve.
4. Remove the duck from the oven and transfer to a plate to rest.
5. De-glaze the pan that the duck was cooked in with the red wine, and allow to thicken. Once reduced, add the butter and blackberry mixture. Heat for a further few minutes.
6. Slice the duck on the diagonal and transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle the blackberry sauce over and sprinkle the whole blackberries over to serve.


Dr Plokta said...

Surely you could have included a photo of the local ducks as well as the local blackberries...

Andie said...

Do you know, about three seconds after I posted this I had this horrid vision of upsetting all the local vegetarians! But I really am NOT advocating that people go out and bag their duck from our ponds to accompany any blackberries that they might be collecting :-)