BBQ Duck Breast with Plum Sauce

Mike Robinson's mouth-watering marinated duck breasts cooked with plums and honey make a flavour-packed main course
By Mike Robinson
BBQ Duck Breast with Plum Sauce
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 20 mins marinating
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 duck breast

For the marinade

  • 150 ml dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • sprig rosemary
  • sprig thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

For the plum sauce

  • 200 g plums
  • 100 ml honey


1. To make the marinade: mix 50ml dark soy sauce with the olive oil. Add the rosemary, thyme and garlic and pour over the duck breasts. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.

2. Preheat the grill.

3. Remove the duck breasts from the marinade and grill for 5-6 minutes until pink.

4. Place the duck breasts in a baking dish.

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

6. To make the plum sauce: mix together the plums, remaining soy sauce and honey and pour over the breasts. Cook for 30 - 40 minutes until the duck is cooked. The plum stones should have dropped to the bottom of the dish.

7. To serve, slice the duck breasts and arrange on plates. Spoon over the sauce.

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