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Duck with spiced rhubarb compote

Duck with spiced rhubarb compote

Published: March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • A little effort
  • Serves 2

Duck breasts are a great cut to cook with for a midweek supper. They make an interesting change from chicken, are easy to cook and pair up well with sweet and spicy sides. This spiced rhubarb compote is perfect!



  • 4 shallots, finely chopped and cooked in butter until soft
  • thumb-sized piece root ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 300g rhubarb, trimmed and sliced diagonally
  •  4 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 duck breasts, fat scored and seasoned
  •  to serve buttered spinach


  • STEP 1

    Add the ginger and spice to the shallots and cook for a minute, then add the rhubarb and orange juice and cook gently until the rhubarb is tender.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a non-stick frying pan, cook the duck breasts fat-side down on a medium heat for 10 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden. Turn over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Slice and serve with the rhubarb compote and spinach.


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