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Duck Breasts with Blackberry and Apricot Sauce

 
Duck Breasts with Blackberry and Apricot Sauce


Duck Breasts with Blackberry and Apricot Sauce

Prep Time ~ Overnight Cooking Time ~ 35-40 mins
Approx Cost ~ £? Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 6

Tip ~

 

Ingredients

6 boneless duck breasts

4oz / 115g dried apricots

¼ pint / 150ml water

4oz / 115g fresh blackberries

2 level teaspoons soft brown sugar

1 ½ oz / 40g butter

½ pint / 285ml dry white wine

1 level teaspoon green peppercorns

Salt and pepper

 

Method

  • Cover the dried apricots with water and soak them overnight.
  • Drain the apricots and put them into a pan with the ¼ pint water.
  • Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, until soft.
  • Blend the cooked apricots, blackberries and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  • Fry the duck breasts gently in the butter for 5 - 10 minutes, until evenly coloured on all sides.
  • Add the white wine, green peppercorns and seasoning to taste, simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the apricot and blackberry puree and simmer gently, covered, for 10 - 15 minutes until the duck is quite tender.
  • To serve: remove duck to warmed serving plates, spoon over the sauce and garnish with apricot halves and watercress.