Roasted Duck Breast with Plum Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 50 minutes
  • 2 servings
Roasted Duck Breast with Plum Sauce

Seared and roasted duck breast served over cinnamon-flavored rice is already a good thing. However, marinating the meat first in a honey plum jam and soy sauce mixture which we’ll then use as a sweet umami sauce is much better. Did we mention we toss some plums into the baking dish?

Ingredients

salt
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon plum jam
pepper
1 star anise
6 cardamom seeds
7 ounces of duck breast
8 plums, pitted and halved

Steps

  1. Add 2 cups of water to a cooking pot, salt it and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 1 cinnamon stick and rice. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the soy sauce, honey, water, and plum jam to a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then add the remaining cinnamon stick, the star anise, and cardamom seeds. Mix.
  4. Add the duck breast to the bowl and coat it with marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic foil and marinate for 1 hour.
  5. Heat a pan over high heat and add the marinated duck breast. Fry for 4 minutes on both sides.
  6. Transfer the seared duck breast to a baking dish and add the plums.
  7. Drizzle with the marinade and bake for 25 minutes at 150⁰F/65⁰C.
  8. Serve the duck meat with the plums over the cooked rice.

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