ROAST DUCK WiTH LAVENDER HONEY(prep 35 mins/ cooking 2hrs 40 mins)
You may have a few doubts about cooking a dish using duck with lavender, but this recipe will soon convert you! The resulting sauce has a wonderful rich flavor and the sweet-and-sour caramelised root #vegetables help balance the dish superbly.
1)Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2)Place half the lavender flowers in a mortar with the thyme, peppercorns and sea salt. Grind to a powder.
3)With a knife, lightly score the duck breasts in a crisscross pattern, taking care not to cut right through them. Rub the duck liberally with half the lavender mixture.
4)Place the duck in a roasting tin and #roast in the preheated oven for about 1¾ hours.
5)Remove from the oven, transfer the duck to a plate and set aside.
6)Pour off any excess fat from the roasting tin and place the tin over a medium heat.Add the vinegar and stock and bring to a boil.
7)Return the duck to the roasting tin, spoon over the stock mixture, then brush the duck with half the #honey .
8)Return the duck to the oven and cook for about 15 minutes until it is beautifully caramelized.While the duck is #cooking ,baste it once or twice with the pan juices, brush it with the remaining honey and sprinkle over the remaining #lavender mixture.
9)While the duck is in the #oven for its final cooking, prepare the vegetables.
10)Heat the butter in a large lidded frying pan.When the butter is hot, add the #parsnips and #turnips and #sauté for 4-5 minutes,or until they begin to color. Sprinkle over the brown sugar and vinegar and toss together for 1 minute.
11)Add the stock and raisins and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the vegetables are just tender and beautifully caramelised. Keep warm covered with the lid.
12)When the #duck is ready, remove it from the oven. Strain the cooking juices from the roasting tin into a small pan.
13)Cut the duck into 8 pieces. Pour the cooking juices over and serve with the caramelised vegetables.
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