Tandoori Roast Duck with Yoghurt and Sweet Potato Gratin

Keeping your guests warm and satisfied, this superb dish is well worth the prep!

Prep time: 45 mins (and 12hrs pre refrigeration time)
Cooking time: 60 mins
Serves: 2

roast duckIngredients:

Duck Marinade:
2no Duck breast (trimmed and scored)
100 mg TOTAL Greek Yoghurt
2tbsp Tandoori paste
Salt and Pepper

Gratin
400 gm Sweet potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced)
200 gm TOTAL Greek Yoghurt
3 Egg Yolks
1 Clove of garlic (crushed)
150ml Milk
Salt and Pepper

Raita
½ Cucumber (peeled into long ribbons)
100 gm TOTAL Greek Yoghurt
1 tsp Chopped coriander
½ Diced red onion

Method:

1. To make the marinade, mix the yoghurt and tandoori paste together and season. Cover the duck breast with the marinade and chill in a refrigerator for 12 hours.

2. On the day of serving, make the gratin. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 400F and 200C

3. In a saucepan, mix the milk with the garlic and bring to the boil. Place to one side to allow the garlic to infuse with the milk. After 10min, add the yoghurt and the egg yolks. Season to taste.

4. Layer half the potatoes in the oven proof dish, overlapping the slices, sprinkling each layer with a little salt and pepper. Pour over half the liquid and finish layering, then add the rest of the liquid. Bake in a moderate oven until golden brown.

5. Mix all the Raita ingredients together in a bowl and chill for 30minutes.

6. Meanwhile lay the duck in a pan and quickly seal the meat over a medium heat for approx 1-2 minutes. No additional oil is needed, as the fat from the duck will be sufficient.

7. Next pop the same pan (containing the duck) into a moderately hot oven for around 8 minutes. Add an additional 5 minutes, if you prefer your meat well done. Allow to rest for 10min before serving.

To serve
Slice the duck lengthways and arrange on a plate with a generous serving of sweet potato gratin and a spoon full of Raita.

 

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