Luv-a-Duck Recipes

Duck Breast with Sauce Aigre Douce and Warm Haricot Bean Salad Recipe

Duck Breast with Sauce Aigre Douce and Warm Haricot Bean Salad

from Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield


2 Luv-a-Duck Fresh Duck Breasts
2 tbs sugar
¼ cup (60 ml) red wine vinegar
½ tsp of quatre epice (four spice
½ cup (125 ml) chicken stock or veal glaze
Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice
20 g butter, chopped
1 ½ cups haricot beans (soaked overnight then cooked)
1 sprig of thyme
½ bunch of parsley
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)

Products used

Fresh Duck Breasts

Fresh Duck Breasts


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Remove duck from the fridge 40 minutes before cooking.
  3. Score the duck skin and season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a pan until you can feel moderate heat coming off it. Place the duck, skin side down into the pan for 5 minutes until golden. Turn the duck breast over and cook for 2 minutes
  5. Place the duck in a roasting tray and cook in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove the duck and let this rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing into it.

For the sauce:

  1. Sprinkle sugar into the pan that you cooked the duck in.
  2. Cook over medium heat until it melts and forms a caramel.
  3. Add red wine vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Add veal glaze and reduce slightly.
  5. Add orange zest, quatre epice and juice and reduce again until thick and glossy.
  6. Whisk in butter.
  7. Now slice the rested duck thickly.

For the bean salad:

Mix through fresh parsley, thyme and finely chopped garlic and the olive oil.

Serve slices of duck breast over the bean salad with a spoonful of the sauce.

Products used

Fresh Duck Breasts

Fresh Duck Breasts

Email this recipe


Prue Mitchell

Rating: 5 / 5

Fantastic recipe. Came out perfectly if you follow the recipe to the letter. As this is an Australian website, you should use the word Cannellini instead of Haricot. Most Aussies would not know what a Haricot bean was and they are not labelled as such in supermarkets. The tinned option (rinsed) should be mentioned rather than the overnight soaking, for a time saving device, although not as nice. I make the bean salad on its own for lunch regularly as a veggie option. Delicious.

Rate & Review

Please enter in the word you see below:

If we approve your review for publication, it will appear on the site within 72 hours. Reviews are meant for the sharing of information by users of our recipes. Comments that are not original, are offensive or objectionable may not be published.