Duck in Honey and Sage Sauce With Rhubarb Relish

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This dish is lovely with its subtle honey, lemon and sage flavours. The rhubarb relish is a wonderful accompaniment. Minted new potatoes and green peas are a good addition. I hope you will like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the relish, place the onion, rhubarb, currants, sugar and water into a saucepan and simmer 30 minutes until tender.
  2. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cool.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet and lightly fry the duck pieces on both sides.
  4. Add the shallots and cook until soft.
  5. Carefully remove the duck pieces and keep warm.
  6. Strain off any excess fat.
  7. Add the wine to the shallots and bring to the boil; stirring, then add the honey and lemon juice.
  8. Stir until the honey has dissolved, then add the sage, lemon rind and seasoning.
  9. Stir in the cream and heat through thoroughly.
  10. Return the duck pieces to the skillet, cover and simmer very gently for 15 minutes, or until tender.
  11. Place the duck pieces on a warm serving dish.
  12. Remove the lemon rind from the sauce and spoon over duck pieces.
  13. Serve garnished with the rhubarb relish and accompanied by minted new potatoes and green peas.
Most Helpful

This was a lovely dish. I think my friends are betting rhubarbed out but I had to try this. The sauce for the duck was gorgeous. I loved the relish! I can see using it for other meats as well. I served this with some basamati rice and aspagagus. This is a keeper that I know I will use again (at least the duck and sauce) Thanks!

Stinkerbell July 15, 2004