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Duck Breast With Plum Sauce

This recipe for duck breast with plum sauce makes a really impressive dish, but isn't all that difficult. Perfect for serving at dinner parties, you can do this dish start to finish in less than 20 minutes.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine European, French
Keyword Duck Breast, Plum Sauce, Poultry
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 628kcal
Cost $10


  • Pan
  • Oven


  • 2 Duck Breasts patted dry and heavily salted on both sides
  • 170 grams Plum Jam
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock or duck stock if you have it. If you butcher your own whole ducks you should make your own stock with the carcass.
  • 150 ml Red Wine
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper freshly cracked


  • Preheat your oven to 215 Celsius.
  • In a cold pan lay the duck breast fillets skin side down. Turn the fire onto the lowest setting and slowly render the fat. Once the fat begins to bubble around the edges of the breast, turn the heat up a little at a time until you are at medium high. Check to see if the skin is golden brown, then flip and cook the other side for one minute.
  • Flip the breasts back to skin side down and move the pan to the oven and bake for 7 minutes. If your pan is not oven safe you will have to move the fillets to a baking dish that has been sitting in the oven since the beginning so it stays hot. While it is baking you can start the plum sauce.
  • Remove the duck from the oven and let rest on a counter top for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the breasts into about 1 cm thick slices. Plate and spoon over some of the plum sauce directly from the pan.

Plum Sauce

  • Whisk together the jam, mustard, stock, red wine, and black pepper.
  • Simmer the mixture in a pan for about 10 minutes (baking and resting time for the duck breasts) until it is slightly thickened and reduced.


Sodium: 422mg | Calcium: 30mg | Vitamin C: 21mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Sugar: 44g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 898mg | Cholesterol: 178mg | Calories: 628kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 12g | Protein: 49g | Carbohydrates: 65g | Iron: 11mg