Winter Warmers: Duck with Spiced Apples and Red Cabbage

Winter Warmers: Duck with Spiced Apples and Red Cabbage

Duck and apples go notoriously well together and this duck with spiced apples and red cabbage recipe from Kanzi apples will really get your taste buds tingling.

If you fancy treating yourself then give this dish a go! Here’s what you’ll need and how to make it –

Duck with Spiced Apples and Red Cabbage

Serves: 4


½ red cabbage, finely shredded

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cinnamon stick

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 Kanzi apples, peeled and chopped

1tbsp sugar

¼ tsp Chinese 5 spice

1 Kanzi apple finely diced

1tbsp red wine vinegar

4 duck breasts

1 tsp of Chinese 5 spice


For the cabbage, add the oil to a hot pan that has a lid. Add the cabbage and cook for 5 minutes before stirring in the sugar and vinegar. Add the cinnamon stick and apples, stir and cover and cook on a low heat for 2 hours stirring occasionally. Once cooked, season with pepper.

Score the fat of the duck breasts – this will help remove the fat when cooked, then dust the skin and flesh with the 5 spice.

Pre heat the oven to 200oc. Place the breasts, skin side down in a cold frying pan then turn on the heat. Slowly cook the duck over a medium heat, removing the excess fat in the pan as you go. Cook for 6-8 minutes until crispy then pop into the oven for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven then turn so the skin is facing upwards and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Whilst the duck is resting, dust the bottom of a small frying pan with the sugar. Allow to caramelize. Dust your diced apples in 5 spice then carefully add them, along with the vinegar to your pan. Stir.

Slice the duck breast into 5 slices, place on top of a bed of red cabbage and spoon round your sweet and sour apples. Serve with warmed new potatoes.

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