How To Cook The Perfect Duck Breast

How To Cook The Perfect Duck Breast

Posted 2017-08-29 by Oxford Explorerfollow
Pan Seared Duck Breast

Duck can be a beautifully succulent meat but it's often cooked poorly and ends up overly fatty. My top tips will guarantee a delicious pan seared duck breast.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3

Ingredients
3 large duck breasts
1 star anise
Salt & pepper to season


Method
  • Start by scoring the fat on the duck breast. The key to this is to score down almost to the meat but not all the way through.



  • Season the duck breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.



  • Place the duck breasts in a COLD heavy based frying pan, fat side down. This might seem strange as you usually place meat into a hot pan to seal it. However, in this case you want to render the fat. If you cook it too quickly you'll end up with a very fatty duck breast. There's no need to add any additional oil to the pan as the duck will release plenty.



  • Pop a star anise in the frying pan with the duck, it will release it's flavour in the duck fat.
  • Fry the duck for most of the time, fat side down and then flip over to a couple of minutes on the other side.
  • Slice thinly and serve.





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