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Perfect for this time of year, a quick, tasty way to use apricots and a great accompaniment to roast duck.
Servings 4
Calories 514 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 4 medium duck breasts, scored through the fat not the flesh
  • 3 pinch Chinese five spice
  • 350 g apricots in syrup, (1 small can)
  • 5 tbsp green peppercorns in brine
  • juice of 1 large lemon

The Sauce

  • pinch salt
  • freshly milled black pepper
  • 4 Pak Choy, cut into quarters lengthways
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin

Instructions
 

  • Heat a non-stick pan with no oil.
  • Sprinkle over the duck breast the five-spice powder, rub it well and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Place skin side down into the pan and cook until the fat runs, say 6-7 minutes.
  • Turnover and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, remove the cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes, do not overcook.
  • Meanwhile, place the apricots and juice into a liquidiser, add 1 tbsp of peppercorn juice and peppercorns and blitz well.
  • Pour into a small bowl and season well with salt, pepper, sugar and five-spice. Add a few whole peppercorns.
  • Saute half the pakchoi in hot oil in a wok or frying pan with a little five-spice (two batches)
  • Once wilted slightly, add half the soy and mirin, stir well.
  • Spoon into a bowl, then wipe out the pan or wok with a kitchen towel and repeat.
  • Slice the duck across the grain into 6 or 7 slices, drain well.
  • Spoon the pak choi into the middle of a plate or bowl, then lay over the duck and drizzle with the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Duck Breast with Apricots Green Peppercorns & Five Spice
Amount per Serving
Calories
514
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
174
mg
58
%
Sodium
 
1615
mg
70
%
Potassium
 
2987
mg
85
%
Carbohydrates
 
32
g
11
%
Fiber
 
10
g
42
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Protein
 
60
g
120
%
Vitamin A
 
39339
IU
787
%
Vitamin C
 
404
mg
490
%
Calcium
 
907
mg
91
%
Iron
 
18
mg
100
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword apricot, duck
Course Duck, Main Course
Cuisine British, ITV This Morning, Summer
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