Pan fried duck with sweet and sour sauce recipe

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  • This traditional oriental recipe is easy to whip up at home, and perfect as a romantic meal for two!


    • 2 duck breast fillets
    • 45ml (3tbsp) sugar
    • 45ml (3tbsp) white wine vinegar
    • 15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce
    • 15ml (1tbsp) tomato ketchup
    • 5ml (1tsp) cornflour
    • 45ml (3tbsp) water


    • Season 2 duck breast fillets with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    • Heat a heavy-based frying pan until medium-hot, then lay the duck breasts, fat side down, in the hot pan.

    • Fry for 3-4 mins until the skin’s crisp and golden, then turn over and fry for a further 6-8 mins until the duck’s cooked to your liking.

    • Remove and cover and keep warm. Mix 45ml (3tbsp) each sugar and white wine vinegar, 15ml (1tbsp) each soy sauce and tomato ketchup, 5ml (1tsp) cornflour and 45ml (3tbsp) water.

    • Drain off nearly all the fat from the frying pan and add the sauce to the pan. Simmer for 3-4 mins until thickened.

    • Slice the duck breasts and serve on steamed green beans and baby sweetcorn. Pour over the sweet and sour sauce.

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