Roasted Duck Breast with Rhubarb & Ginger Sauce

Roasted Duck Breast with Rhubarb & Ginger Sauce

Roasted Duck Breast with Rhubarb & Ginger Sauce

Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Roasted duck breast served with rhubarb and cherries in an orange and wine sauce enlivened with Ginger.
  • 4 duck breasts, skin on

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 125 gram (5 ounce) rhubarb, finely chopped

  • 50 gram (2 ounce) dried cherries

  • 1 tablespoons Ground Ginger

  • 300 millilitre (½ pint) orange juice

  • 300 millilitre (½ pint) rosé wine


  • 1 Pre-heat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6.
  • 2 Heat a frying pan, add the duck breasts, skin side down and fry until the skin is crisp. Transfer to an ovenproof dish, skin side up, keeping the pan and the fat for later.
  • 3 Pour 2 tbs of the honey over the duck and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  • 4 Remove the duck from the oven, reserving the juices from the duck, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • 5 Meanwhile, add the rhubarb, dried cherries and Ginger to the frying pan that you used to cook the duck and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • 6 Pour the orange juice and rosé wine into the frying pan and bring to the boil for about 10 minutes, allowing the liquid to reduce. Add the juices from the duck and the remaining honey, and bring back to the boil. Reduce to a sauce consistency, then return the rhubarb and cherries back to the pan for 1 minute.
  • 7 Serve the cooked duck with the rhubarb, cherries and sauce.