Friday, September 9, 2016

Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with a Blackberry Compote

This five spice seared duck breast and blackberry compote is absolutely DELICIOUS! I love how versatile duck is; it taste amazing so many different ways! My favorite way is to simply sear it in a cast iron pan, then transfer into the oven to finish cooking to the desired temperature. You will want to make this for dinner every night after you try it!!
Onto the recipe!

Five-Spice Seared Duck Breast with a Blackberry Compote

For the duck;
  • 4 duck breasts
  • 2 tablespoons five spice blend (ground fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, ground peppercorns.)
  • Avocado oil (to grease pan)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
For the blackberry compote;
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • pinch of salt

First we are going to make the blackberry compote! Heat blackberries, lemon juice, and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the blackberries start softening, add in honey and sea salt and stir. Continue cooking until sauce has thickened.

Time to sear the duck! Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pat duck breasts with a paper towel to dry. Season with salt, pepper, and five spice blend. Heat avocado oil in cast iron pan. Once hot, add in duck breasts (skin side down) and fry for about 5-6 minutes. Flip, and cook for about 4 minutes. Transfer to oven and cook for about 7 minutes, or until the duck is 170 degrees. Serve with blackberry compote and enjoy!! 


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