Five Spice Duck Breast with Apple Cranberry Juice Sauce

A simple and lovely recipe that looks really good, this dish is very suitable as a main on a special date for an evening for two.

Duck breast is a flavourful meat, and to best balance the gamey taste we seasoned it with five spice powder. We’ll have to add that frying the skin to a crispy golden brown finish while basting the duck breast with its fats keeping the meat moist.

Combining MARIGOLD 100% Apple Cranberry Juice, honey, fresh pomegranate seeds for the sauce, there’s a balance of acidity with a touch of sweetness, and by finishing it will some butter we end up having that velvety finish.

The most amazing thing about this recipe is, all these can be done within half an hour!

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 25 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 2 duck breast

  2. 1 tbsp five spice powder

  3. 1/2 tsp salt

  4. 1/2 tsp black pepper

  5. 1 pomegranate

  6. 100g wild rocket

  7. Sauce:

  8. 1 250ml pack MARIGOLD 100% Apple Cranberry Juice

  9. 2 tbsp honey

  10. 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

  11. 30g butter


  1. Score the skin side of two duck breasts

  2. Season duck breasts 1 tbsp five spice, salt and black pepper

  3. flip duck breasts and continue to baste with duck fats on the pan, until it's cooked

  4. Side the duck breasts to rest for 10 mins

  5. Pour the duck oil away from pan, deglaze pan with 250ml MARIGOLD 100% Apple Cranberry Juice

  6. Add 2 tbsp honey and cook until sauce is reduced

  7. Add 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

  8. Turn of heat and add 30g butter

  9. Swirl and melt butter until sauce become velvety

  10. Add wild rockets to plate with 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

  11. Slice duck breast and add to salad

  12. Drizzle sauce over duck and salad