Roast Widgeon with Plum Sauce


By Mike Robinson
Roast Widgeon with Plum Sauce
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared widgeon duck
  • 2 slices Parma ham
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • olive oil

For the plum sauce

  • 250 g plums, halved and stones removed
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce

Method

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

2. Combine the olive oil with the garlic and thyme and rub it into the skin.

3. Heat a frying pan and brown the widgeon breasts. Place in a roasting tin and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.

4. To make the plum sauce: place the plums, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and soy sauce in a pan and bring to the boil. Cook steadily until it reduces to a chutney consistency.

5. To serve: place the widgeon breasts on plates and spoon the sauce around. Serve with dauphinoise potatoes.

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