Dinner ideas

Roast duck with cherry sauce

Roast duck with cherry sauce
Roast duck with cherry sauce

Photography by Brett Stevens. Styling by Yael Grinham.

2H 30M



1.Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced).
2.Remove duck from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Rinse duck inside and out, pat dry. Tie legs together with kitchen string. Using a skewer, prick skin of the breast, just into the fat, but not as deep as the meat. Make about 10 holes in each side. This will allow the fat to render out during cooking and will make the skin lovely and crisp.
3.Place the duck on a wire rack in a baking dish, rub skin with sea salt flakes. Roast, about 2 1/2 hours, or until duck is browned and tender.
4.Meanwhile, place cherries, soy sauce, tawny, pepper, sugar, balsamic vinegar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes, until it becomes syrupy. It will thicken a little more on cooling.
5.Serve duck accompanied with cherry sauce.

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