Duck with spiced apples & red cabbage

Serves: 4

Duck with Spiced Apples & Red CabbageIngredients:

½ red cabbage, finely shredded
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Kanzi apples, peeled and chopped
1tbsp sugar
¼ tsp Chinese 5 spice
1 Kanzi apple finely diced
1tbsp red wine vinegar
4 duck breasts
1 tsp of Chinese 5 spice


  1. For the cabbage, add the oil to a hot pan that has a lid. Add the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes before stirring in the sugar and vinegar.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick and apples, stir and cover and cook on a low heat for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  3. Once cooked, season with pepper.
  4. Score the fat of the duck breasts – this will help remove the fat when cooked, then dust the skin and flesh with the 5 spice.
  5. Pre heat the oven to 200oc.
  6. Place the breasts, skin side down in a cold frying pan then turn on the heat.
  7. Slowly cook the duck over a medium heat, removing the excess fat in the pan as you go.
  8. Cook for 6-8 minutes until crispy then pop into the oven for 6 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven then turn so the skin is facing upwards and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Whilst the duck is resting, dust the bottom of a small frying pan with the sugar. Allow to caramelize.
  11. Dust your diced apples in 5 spice then carefully add them, along with the vinegar to your pan. Stir.
  12. Slice the duck breast into 5 slices, place on top of a bed of red cabbage and spoon round your sweet and sour apples.
  13. Serve with warmed new potatoes.

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