Recipe: Duck, dried cherries and lentils

By Amanda Laird

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Duck, dried cherries and lentils. Photo / Babiche Martens
Duck, dried cherries and lentils. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

4 x 200g duck breasts
Salt and black pepper
3 Tsp brown sugar
2 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 carrot, finely diced
3/4 cup lentils
2 bay leaves
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup red wine
150g dried cherries
Parsley and lemon to serve

1 Heat a grill until hot. Lay the duck on a tray and grill until the skin is crispy.

2 Heat the oven to 170C.

3 Slice the duck. Put into the dish and cover with the remaining ingredients.

4 Braise for 2 1/2 hours then garnish with lemon and parsley.

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