This is a fantastic roast duck recipe for the winter months, the spiced red cabbage adding to the warming effect of the dish. The glazed duck would make a flavoursome roast dinner, or a hearty meal to mark a special occasion. Serve this roasted and glazed duck with your choice of winter vegetables, or garnish with apple chutney, toasted almonds and rosemary.
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Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5. In a hot pan add the olive oil and brown the duck on all sides, till evenly golden. Once browned, place the duck on an oven tray and cook for 35 minutes. If roasting a whole duck allow 40-45 minutes per kilo and 15-20 minutes resting time
1 duck crown
20ml of olive oil
Meanwhile, heat the nutmeg, demerara sugar, red wine, red wine vinegar, chili, redcurrant jelly, ginger, juniper berries, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic in a large pan
1 pinch of nutmeg
20g of Demerara sugar
100ml of red wine
50ml of red wine vinegar
1 red chilli
1 red chilli
10g of fresh ginger
4 juniper berries
1 bay leaf
1/2 cinnamon stick
1 garlic clove
Once the mixture is simmering, add the red cabbage and slowly cook for around 20 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for a further 10 minutes until the cabbage is cooked and nicely glazed (at this point there should be very little liquid left)
1/2 red cabbage
200g of cranberries
Remove the cinnamon stick, cloves, garlic and bay leaf and keep the cabbage warm until ready to serve
In a separate saucepan, heat the Cointreau, orange juice and sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce slowly to form a syrup like consistency and remove from the heat
25ml of Cointreau
100ml of orange juice
1 tbsp of granulated sugar
Remove the duck from the oven and brush the Cointreau glaze all over the duck. Leave to rest for 10 minutes. Do not turn the oven off
To finish, place the duck back in the oven and glaze for a further 5 minutes. Spoon some of the cabbage onto the middle of each plate and top with thinly cut slices of the duck
Serve with carrots, parsnips and sprouts or any winter vegetables of your choice
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