Duck with fig, pine nut and mint couscous

Duck with fig, pine nut and mint couscous
  • Serves icon Serves 3
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

Fruity couscous is a perfect match to this duck recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 large duck breasts
  • 225g couscous
  • Good handful chopped dried ready-to-eat figs
  • 40g pine nuts, toasted
  • Good handful chopped fresh mint
  • 150g pot natural yogurt

Method

  1. Put a frying pan over a high heat. Score the skin of the duck breasts and season all over. Add to the hot pan, skin-side down. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 15 minutes, turning halfway and discarding the fat in the pan, until golden but still a little pink in the middle. Set the duck aside for 5 minutes, then slice diagonally.
  2. Meanwhile, put the couscous in a bowl with the figs. Season well. Pour over 275ml boiling water, cover with cling film and set aside for 5 minutes. Fluff the grains with a fork and stir through the pine nuts and a most of the mint.
  3. Divide the couscous between plates and top with the duck slices. Stir the remaining mint into a 150g pot natural yogurt and serve with the duck.

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