Duck Breasts with Herbs and Green Grape Compote

Duck Breasts with Herbs and Green Grape Compote

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Ingredients

2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 cinnamon stick
6 tbsp water
4 cups seedless green grapes
2 duck breasts, fat scored
Salt and pepper
Assorted herbs (thyme, sage, rosemary), chopped
4 small courgettes, chaos cut, steamed and buttered

Directions

Bring the sugar, butter, cinnamon stick and water to a boil in a sauce pan.  Add the grapes, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Set aside and keep warm.

 

Season the duck breasts with salt and pepper, then rub in the herbs.  In a preheated skillet, sear the breasts, fat side down, for about 6 minutes.  Remove the accumulated fat, turn the duck breasts and cook for about another 6 minutes or until done to taste.

 

Let the breasts rest for about 10 minutes, slice and serve with the grapes and courgettes.