Cooking time

Candied oranges & 3 peppers split duck breast

  • Preparation 5 minutes
  • Cooking: 15 minutes
Demi-poitrine de canard, oranges confites et 3 poivres

The combination of the aroma of orange, and green, black and white pepper makes this dish worthy of great tables, and can be prepared in no time.

Ingredients

Duck breast, water, sea salt, candied oranges (wheat glucose syrup), sugar, orange juice concentrate, spices, yeast extract, vegetable oil (canola), glucose solids, natural flavour, guar gum, xanthan gum, onion powder, caramel, citric acid, garlic powder

Preparation

Remove from refrigerator 10 minutes before cooking. Use a sharp knife to cut incisions through the skin but taking care not to cut into the meat. The incisions should be about ¾ in (2cm) apart and in a crosswise pattern. Duck breast is at its best when served pink. Note that marinated meat cooks faster, beware not to overcook. To avoid the meat to dry, do not cut too thinly.

Oven

Preparation: 5 minutes    

Cooking: 15 minutes

Oven cooking (the recommended method): preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Place the duck marinated breast skin side down in a hot pan over medium-high heat. Sear for 7- 8 minutes or until the skin color is caramel brown. Turn breast and finish cooking 1 minute on the meat side. For a crispier skin, remove excess fat during cooking. Finish cooking in oven for 6-8 minutes according to taste. Remove breast from pan and let stand 3 to 4 minutes loosely covered with aluminum foil before slicing and serving.

BBQ

Preparation: 5 minutes    

Cooking: 15 minutes

BBQ: preheat the barbecue by turning on only one burner at maximum heat. Grill the duck breast on direct heat (open burner side), skin side down, for 1 ½ minutes, turning once. Continue cooking on indirect heat, with closed cover, skin side down, for 8 to 10 minutes. Finish cooking on direct heat with open cover, meat side down, for approximately 2 to 4 minutes. Remove breast from the grill and let rest 3 to 4 minutes loosely covered with aluminum foil before slicing and serving.

Recipe ideas

Suitable for any occasion, duck is a sure-fire hit for a quick meal, brunch or to create a sensation. And it’s always juicy!