Marinated duck with peppered strawberries

Exquisite and delicious Asian-style marinated duck with peppered strawberries from Australian Women's Weekly.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Marinated duck
  • 3/4 cup (225g) rock salt
  • 3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sichuan pepper
  • 4 x 220 grams duck breasts
  • 70 gram baby rocket leaves
Peppered strawberries
  • 250 gram strawberries, hulled, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground white pepper and finely cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) cherries, seeded, halved
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 2 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 shallots (50g), chopped finely


Marinated duck with peppered strawberries
  • 1
    Combine rock salt, sugar and pepper in large bowl, add duck breasts; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours.
  • 2
    Brush off marinade; pat duck dry with absorbent paper. Place duck, skin-side down, in lightly oiled heated large frying pan; cook, over low heat, about 20 minutes or until skin is browned. Turn duck; cook about 4 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Remove duck from pan, cover loosely with foil; stand 10 minutes before slicing thickly.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make peppered strawberries. Combine berries, peppers and 1 tablespoon of the oil in medium bowl. Cook strawberry mixture on heated grill plate (or grill or barbecue) for 30 seconds. Transfer to medium bowl; cool. Stir in cherries, vinegar, rind, juice, shallot and remaining oil.
  • 4
    Serve duck on rocket with strawberries.


Duck breasts are available from poultry shops and some butcher shops.

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