Whole Duck with Figs & Potatoes

How to Cook Duck Breasts
How-To's

Create impressive crispy skin duck breasts with tender meat.

How to Cook a Duck Breasts

  1. Heat ovenproof frypan to a medium heat, and pre-heat oven to 200°C.
     
  2. Pat dry duck breasts, score skin in a crisscross pattern and lightly season the skin with salt.
     
  3. Place in pre-heated pan skin side down, using no oil, for 5 mins or until the skin is golden. Turn and cook for a further min.
     
  4. Remove pan from heat and place in pre-heated oven for a further 8-10 mins to your liking.
     
  5. For best results rest uncovered for 5 mins before slicing and serving.

 

Cooking Tips

  • Fruit sauces such as orange, pear or raspberry are the perfect accompaniments for duck.
     
  • For best results, duck breast should be cooked medium so that the meat is pink and tender.