Sweet Duck Pieces

    Sweet Duck Pieces

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    Make duck with meat that falls off the bone and crispy skin. These sweet duck breasts are delicious and they are cooked with plums and star anise.

    cphannah Victoria, Australia

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 6 duck breast pieces
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoons five spice
    • 1 small handful star anise
    • 1/2 stick cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 - 2 fresh chillies sliced and deseeded
    • 12 plums halved and deseeded
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 4 pears, quartered
    • 1/4 cup light pinot noir
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Extra time:1day  ›  Ready in:1day3hours30min 

    1. Mix the mix all of the ingredients except the pears, plums, chillies, honey, wine and balsamic in a sealed bag to marinade overnight.
    2. After marinating the duck pieces place the chillies, plums, pears, wine, balsamic and honey in a deep baking tray or casserole dish, then pour the marinade from the bag over the top and place the duck pieces on top of that.
    3. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and bake for 2 - 2 1/2 hours or until the meat is falling of the bone. Taste the sauce to see if it needs to be seasoned with a little more soy sauce.
    4. Serve with steamed green vegetables. DELISH!

    Other ideas

    To make the duck skin crispy quickly pan fry the duck, skin-side down, before you place the duck pieces in the oven to bake. If still not crispy enough at the end then crank up the heat to 210 C and blast it for another 15 mins.

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