Honey Duck Breasts with Apples and Apricots

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Honey Duck Breasts with Apples and Apricots – Duck breasts are perfect for a special Valentines Meal. Quick to cook, and paired with a light white wine sauce and fresh fruit they are delicious.


  • 2 Duck Breasts
  • 1/2 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – sliced
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 3 Cardamom Pods – seeds taken out and crushed
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Cm Fresh Ginger – grated
  • 2 Tsp Honey – 1/2 Tsp for each Duck Breast, and one to add to the sauce
  • 1 Apricot – blanched, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Apple, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine
  • 4 Tbsp Masala Sherry
  • 4 Medium Potatoes, diced, boiled and put to one side to go cold


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C, 350°F
  2. In a frying pan add some oil, and heat. Tip the potatoes in, give a good grinding of salt and pepper and add in one or two sliced garlic cloves. The potatoes will fry while you do the Duck, you just need to flip them over once in a while
  3. Heat a heavy bottomed frying pan to a medium/high heat. Add the Duck breasts skin side down and cook for 7-8 minutes. Flip over, and seal the other side of the breast for 1 to 2 minutes. Brush 1/2 tsp of Honey onto the breasts and put in the oven for 6 minutes.
  4. Pour some of the Duck fat onto the potatoes as they fry but leave the rest in the pan. Add in the onion and one sliced garlic clove and fry until the onion is translucent. Add in the Star Anise, Cinnamon Stick, Fresh Ginger, Ground Cardamom seeds and 1 tsp of Honey.
  5. Mix in the White Wine and Marsala. And bring to a simmering point. Reduce by half.
  6. When the 6 minutes is up, your Duck should be perfectly pink. If you like it well done, leave it in the oven for another 2-3 minutes. Take the Duck out of the oven, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the sauce has reduced, add in the sliced Apples and Apricots. Allow them to simmer in the sauce for 3-4 minutes until soft (but the Apple still needs to have a bit of crunch to it).
  8. Slice your Duck Breasts, arrange on a plate with the fruit, and drizzle some of the sauce over top. Serve with the fried potatoes, and kale or cabbage.





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