Tea Smoked Duck with Baked Pear, Thyme and Pomegranate Seeds | Recipe by sousvidetools.com

Tea Smoked Duck with Baked Pear, Thyme and Pomegranate Seeds

Tea Smoked Duck with Baked Pear
  • PREP TIME: 45mins
  • DIFFICULTY: eay
  • SERVES: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 X 200g Duck Breast
  • Zest of ½ Orange
  • 2 tblsp Earl Grey Tea
  • 2 tblsp Broken Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tsp Chamomile
  • Maple Wood Smoking Chips (slightly dampened with water)
  • 3 tblsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 X small Pears
  • 1 x Pomegranate
  • Small bunch Fresh Garden Thyme
  • 8 tblsp Olive Oil
  • 4 stems of cooked tender stem broccoli.
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Sea Salt to taste

Equipment

Method

Pre heat Oven to 170 ̊ C

  1. Trim any excess fat or sinue from the Duck Supremes and cross score the fat. On the flesh side lightly brush the Duck with Maple Syrup and dust with the Orange Zest
  2. Place the Duck in an airtight container with a tightly fitting lid
  3. Load the smoking gun chamber with the wood chip spice mix (orange zest, tea, cinnamon and chamomile)
  4. Using the hose attachment, aggressively fill the container with smoke and replace the lid
  5. Place in refrigerator for 20 – 30 mins repeat this process 5 – 6 times depending on depth of smoke required, after which point the Duck is ready for cooking
  6. Peel the Pears and cut into half scooping out the core with a small spoon.
  7. Brush the pears halves with a little Maple Syrup, a few garden Thyme Leaves and a pinch of Salt and Cinnamon Powder
  8. In a hot sauté pan, heat a little Olive Oil, gently fry the pear halves until lightly golden brown being careful as the maple syrup will burn
  9. After turning the pears, place in oven for 4-6 mins
  10. Cut Pomegranate in half and knock out the seeds.
  11. In a small bowl, dress the seeds with a little Olive Oil
  12. In a hot pan, sear the Duck Supremes, skin side down until the skin is crispy and golden brown
  13. Place the Duck in the pre-heated oven for 8- 10 mins. Add the thyme sprigs and the Pear half way through. Set aside to cool

Serving suggestions:  The Duck doesn’t need much other than some simply steamed Broccoli to make a delicious main course

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