Spiced Balsamic Duck With Plums and Couscous

Recipe by AusNZ Hosts
READY IN: 30mins




  • Spiced Balsamic Vinegar:
  • Combine vinegar, sugar, garlic, chilli and star anise in a small saucepan stir over low heat for 4 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes or until reduced by one-third and slightly thickened. Remove the flavourings and discard. Set aside.
  • Duck:
  • Season the duck breasts well with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat and place the duck breasts in skin-side down. Cook 6 minutes until crispy, then turn over and cook a further 4 or until done to your liking. It's normal to serve duck breast cooked medium to rare. Rest for 5 minutes before serving
  • While the duck is resting, pour the boiling stock over the couscous and set aside covered for 5 minutes. Stir the butter through with a fork fluffing up well.
  • Place the plums in the reduction and reheat gently.
  • Slice duck breasts and serve them and the plums over couscous.