Honeyed duck & grapefruit salad recipe

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 891 calories / serving
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Using a sharp knife, segment 1 ½ of the grapefruits. Squeeze the juice of the remaining grapefruit half into a small saucepan and set aside for the dressing.


Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the oil. Sprinkle the duck with salt and pepper and add to the pan, skin side down. Fry for 6-8 minutes, making sure that the pan doesn't get too hot, until the fat is rendered and crisp. Turn over and fry for another 8-12 minutes until cooked through.


Remove from the pan, brush with the honey and set aside to rest.


Meanwhile, make the dressing: add the dressing ingredients to the grapefruit juice in the pan and place over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, until reduced slightly. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.


Slice the duck thinly and toss with the grapefruit and watercress. Pour the dressing over this to serve.


*Inspired by Donald T. featured in the Realfood Cookbook


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  • Ingredients

  • 2 duck breasts, fat scored with a sharp knife
  • 2 pink grapefruits, peeled with a knife to remove zest and pith
  • ¼tsp groundnut oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1tsp runny honey
  • 75g (3oz) watercress, long stalks picked and discarded
  • For the dressing

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 star anise
  • 1tbsp runny honey
  • 1tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger
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  • Energy 3681kj 891kcal 45%
  • Fat 80.8g 115%
  • Saturates 21.8g 109%
  • Sugars 18.2g 20%
  • Salt 2.2g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 18.3g Protein 24.2g Fibre 3.9g


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