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How to cook duck breast/leg

How to cook Duck Breast

Preheat your oven to 200°C, Fan 180°C, Gas Mark 6 and pat the skin of the duck breast with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.

Score the skin of the duck breast with a knife.

Season both sides of the duck breast with salt and ground pepper.

Place the duck breast skin side down in a hot non stick pan on a medium heat without oil for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Pour off the fat regularly and seal the other side for 1 minute.

Place the duck breasts skin side up on a rack in a roasting tin in the middle of the pre-heated oven. Cook for 15-18 minutes, depending how you like your duck cooked.

When the duck is cooked to your liking rest the meat in a warm place for 5-10 minutes before serving. All ovens vary in performance, this is a guide only.

How to cook Duck Legs

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C, Fan 160°C, Gas Mark 4. Pat the skin of the duck legs with a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.

Prick the skin of the duck legs all over.

Season the duck legs all over with salt and pepper.

Place the duck legs on a roasting tray and cook in the middle of the oven for 90 minutes. During cooking, baste several times.

When the duck legs are cooked cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes.

so these are 2 great ways to cook duck breast/leg

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