Duck Dinner

Duck Dinner

People some times shy away from duck, maybe because they aren't sure on how to cook it. But duck breast is all about timing and you need a good frying pan that can go into the oven. Dry the ducks skin then score it with a knife. Make sure you don't cut all the way through the skin, sprinkle salt on the skin. 

Get the pan hot and put the breast skin side down. Leave for 8 minutes it helps have a timer. Turn the duck then cook further for 1 min, and then put the duck in the pan into the oven that is at 180 degrees for 7 minutes. Like all meat make sure you rest the duck, slice it and get ready to impress people with your skills. 

Make sure you keep the Duck fat , this is liquid gold! 

With the duck breast I wanted to create a restaurant style meal, it's sitting on a bed of Celeriac puree made with loads of butter to make a smooth puree that I spread onto the plate. That liquid gold is awesome for shallow frying any root vegetable, it will impart so much flavor and make a nice crisp coating.