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Roast Duck Breasts with Braised Beetroot

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  Beetroot 800 Gram, trimmed and peeled
  Butter 100 Gram
  Soft light brown sugar 150 Gram
  Sherry vinegar/Red wine vinegar 150 Milliliter
  Sultanas 75 Gram
  Duck breasts 900 Gram (4 Gressingham Breasts, About 200-225 G Each, Skins On)

Cut the beetroot into thin slices.
Melt the butter with the sugar and vinegar in a pan.
When the sugar has dissolved, add the beetroot and toss to coat.
Season, then cover with a crumpled piece of greaseproof paper.
Simmer gently over a low heat for 45 minutes.
Stir in the sultanas and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the beetroot is just tender.
(Lift the paper and give the beetroot a stir every now and then.) If there is still a fair amount of liquid, drain the beetroot and set aside.
Boil the liquid to reduce to a syrupy sauce, then pour over the beetroot and toss.
Score the skin of the duck breasts with a sharp knife in a criss-cross fashion and season.
Place skin-side down on a dry frying pan and cook over a gentle heat for 8-10 minutes, until most of the fat has been rendered.
Increase the heat slightly and fry until the skins are golden brown and crisp.
Cook the other side for 3-4 minutes, until the meat feels slightly springy and is cooked to medium rare.
Remove to a warm plate and leave to rest.
To serve, spoon the beetroot into the centre of warmed plates.
Thickly slice the duck breasts and arrange on top.
Drizzle some of the juices around.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 503 Calories from Fat 179

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g53%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 151.3 mg50.4%

Sodium 197.8 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.9%

Sugars 41.4 g

Protein 32 g65%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 27.1%

Calcium 3.6% Iron 44.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roast Duck Breasts With Braised Beetroot Recipe