Cooking Duck Breast Portions


  1. Using a sharp knife, score the skin evenly about 4 or 5 times, this allows excess fat from under the skin to escape.
  2. Heat a suitable oven pan.
  3. Lightly season the duck portions with a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. When the pan is hot, place the breasts in skin side down.
  5. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the skin begins to brown; turn over and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Place into a hot oven 220  C for approximately 8 to 9 minutes.
  7. When cooked remove from pan and keep warm and allow to rest for about 5 minutes, this will allow the juices to settle.
  8. The duck breast can be served whole or sliced 3 to 4 times width ways on a 45° angle and fanned out onto the serving plate.
  9. Alternatively, it can be sliced lengthways again on an angle and presented on the serving plate.
  10. It is possible to serve the duck portions slightly pink, just adjust the cooking time.
  11. Always serve sauce under the duck.

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